Date: March 25th
Time: 1:00 PM (sign-in)- 6:00 PM
Location: Student Services Building (2nd Floor)
Event Description: Women’s Leadership Conference is an annual conference hosted by Women Student Union during Women’s History Month with the intent of fostering relationships, building leadership skills, and strengthening communities of women on campus. This year we have the distinct pleasure of building our theme of the conference off of the theme of the month which is “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History”. The theme of the conference will follow as “Breaking Boundaries”.
The conference will be kicked off with a performance. Following the kick off, conference attendees will split up into their choice workshop, before going back to the large group for the last session. Register here if interested in creating and hosting a leadership workshop: http://bit.ly/2kkaU4Z
The conference will finish off with a keynote speaker.
The keynote speaker: Felicia M. Brunson.
"Community service is a way to share the gifts that have been received."- Felicia M. Brunson
A gallant champion for the people, Felicia Mychele Brunson decided early in her life that she was going to be the change she wanted to see in her community and the world. A graduate of Florida State University, she received her BS (Bachelor of Science) degree in Communications with specialization in Journalism from Florida A&M University. From Nova Southeastern University, she has an MS (Master of Science) degree in English Education and an Ed.S (Educational Specialist) degree in Administration and Management of Educational Programs. While at FSU, she was involved with BSU, Garnet & Gold Girls, Elite Modeling Troupe, WTWC 40, and WFSU. She also worked at FAMUAN and Capital Outlook newspaper.
Hailing from "The Mecca of Broward County" Carver Ranches, Brunson began constructing change in her community right after graduating from college. Becoming involved with the Homeowners Association, Brunson’s hunger for change drove her to become Vice President.
A champion for justice, equality and empowering communities, in March 2005, Brunson made history by becoming one of the inaugural City Commissioners for the 'City of West Park'.
A servant of the people, Brunson ultimate desire is to "serve" people. In her spare time Brunson mentors, volunteers time feeding senior citizens, coordinates back to school supplies for needy students, provides Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas gifts to needy families, coordinates senior social activities and health fairs, and provides a well-balanced summer female youth development program for young girls aged 7-18. As Founder and President of the non-profit organization, Visions of Images, Inc., Brunson desires to bridge the intergenerational gap between youth and senior citizens.
Receiving a multitude of awards, Brunson is particularly appreciative of the NAACP's 2004 Recipient of the NAACP Eula G. Johnson Community Servant Award, the Women Elected to Municipal Government Empowering Women Award, ABWA Government Official of the Year, the Top Hat Community Service Award, 2011 South Florida Freedom Sister Award, the 2012 League of Women Voters Young Elected Official to Watch , the 2013 Broward Black Elected Official Community Service Honoree, 2013 Florida State University Outstanding Alumni Honoree, 2014 and 2016 Broward Sheriff's Office Special Recognition Award, 2015 Recognition as a Founder for the City of West Park and most recently she was inducted into 2016 Broward County's Women's Hall of Fame.
Lunch will be offered. Registration is required for attending the conference: http://bit.ly/WLC17registration