The 2015 Virginia Network Annual Conference
Moving the Needle: Advancing Diversity and Equity in Academic Pathways
May 29, 2015
Richmond Marriott



Each year the Virginia Network sponsors a statewide conference serving women in a wide range of roles in higher education, including graduate students. The Network has been particularly interested in identifying and developing the careers of women from diverse backgrounds and three times has focused the annual conference on critical issues for women of color.

Moving the Needle: Advancing Diversity and Equity in Academic Pathways

It is time to get excited about The Virginia Network Conference in Richmond, Virginia on Friday, May 29, 2015 at The Richmond Marriott. The theme of this annual conference is Moving the Needle: Advancing Diversity and Equity in Academic Pathways. This conference aims to encourage intentionality and engagement in all aspects of leadership and transformation for all women, particularly women of color, by: creating a forum for discussing complex issues; examining effective strategies for success and advancement; and promoting courses of action to broaden the pathways toward leadership positions.

Participation from all communities of women is encouraged.

Questions about the conference? Please contact the 2015 Virginia Network Annual Conference Committee.

Elsie Weatherington
Dean of University Libraries
Virginia State University
(804) 524-5040

The Executive Board of the Virginia Network invites you to submit a session proposal for the Annual State Conference in 2015!

Please use the form provided below to submit your proposal. All proposals are due by 
February 27, 2015. Proposal acceptances will be sent out by March 20, 2015. Individuals are encouraged to share the call for proposals with women in higher education who may be interested in conducting session presentations.

Please send proposals to the Chair, Elsie Weatherington at

Download the proposal form here.

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