6th Women of Color Conference

May 24, 2018 - Old Dominion University

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Dr. Belinda C. Anderson, Norfolk State University - Panel Moderator 


Dr. Pareena Lawrence - President, Hollins College 
Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins - President, Bennett College
Dr. Zulma Toro - President, Central Connecticut State University
Dr. Deitra Trent - Virginia Secretary of Education under Governor Terry McAuliffe
Dr. Pameal Senegal, President, Piedmont Community College

Presidents' Panel

Luncheon Speaker

  • Creative collaborations for inclusive institutions
  • Empowerment through mentorship
  • Linked voices: community and college partnerships
  • Workforce recruitment and hiring/diversity advocates
  • Breaking the concrete ceiling in academia
  • Advocating for LGBTQ inclusion
  • Emotional labor in diversity and inclusion advocacy
  • Embracing authentic selves among tenure-track black faculty
  • Emotionally intelligent leadership and personal identities
  • Passing the mantle to the next generation
  • Disparity of women of color in higher education
  • Exploring the realities of being a black woman in higher education
  • Navigating LaLa Land-managing expectations of your identity
  • Shifting our diversity framework

This year's luncheon speaker is Dr. Stephanie G. Adams, Dean of the College of Engineering & Technology at Old Dominion University.

2018 Virginia Network Annual State Conference Breakout Sessions

Concurrent sessions will focus on the following themes:


The Power of Women: Advocating for Diversity and Inclusion

2018 Virginia Network Annual State