Last weekend’s conference was simply amazing! I met lots of new people, most, fellow Smith College alums, who are all doing incredible things. I am hopeful that these new connections will be lasting and impactful.
I was also blessed to have my presentation proposal chosen from over 200 submissions. On the second day of the conference, I presented my workshop, Leadership as Disruption: Women of Color and their Allies Moving Beyond the Boundaries. We had an enlightening and engaging discussion. I was able to not just lead the talk, but learn from some incredible women about increasing inclusive leadership opportunities for Women of Color. We also discussed how white women can ally themselves with leaders of color to expand inclusion and inclusive leadership in their organizations. I hope this presentation was a seed for more opportunity to talk, listen and act around issues of inclusion. It was a wonderful experience to “come home” to Smith and I can’t wait for next year’s conference!