11th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” – Helen Keller

“As women, we must stand up for ourselves. We must stand up for each other. We must stand up for justice for all.” – Michelle Obama

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”– Sheryl Sandberg

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.” – Ellen DeGeneres


Making HERstory: Ferial Govashiri

Join us for an afternoon focused on HERstory through women’s voices and action.  We will begin our conference with a keynote by Ferial Govashiri. She served as Barrack Obama’s personal aide in the White House from 2014-2017 and is also an active member of the Iranian American Women Foundation.

Follow this link to learn more about Ferial Govashiri and her experiences working in Washington D.C.: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/davar-ardalan-/ferial-govashiri-7-insigh_b_12911738.html

We will continue the conference with lunch and the creation of a timeline that will be displayed in the Campus Center. The conference will close with a panel discussion that includes students, alumni and members of the campus community sharing their voices and amazing stories. All participants must register in advance. The first 150 registrants will receive a keepsake! This event is free. 

This event will take place at: 

Ellison Campus Center, North Campus
ECC-Veterans Hall
1 Meier Drive, Salem, MA 01970

Monday, March 6 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Contact with any further questions:

Rebecca A Jimenez

Schedule of Events

11 am-12:15 pm
Keynote Speaker:
Ferial Govashiri

Our keynote speaker is an Iranian-American political aide who served as Barrack Obama’s personal aide in the White House from 2014-2017. She is also an active member of the Iranian American Women Foundation.  Come hear her story as she shares how she has made HERstory through moving from a volunteer to a top position in the White House.

12:15-12:45 pm
Lunch and HERstory Timeline

During lunch, participants will help create a timeline of women that have made history.  Share your knowledge and add to this remarkable art project

12:45-1:30 pm
Panel Discussion

Closing our conference will be an inspiring panel of women that will share THEIR story and the contributions they have made by using their voice and taken it to action.

1:30 pm

Join us for some shopping during our Pop-up shop with local women-owned businesses located throughout the North Shore. This will be a flash retail opportunity for you to shop products from North Shore’s Women business owners and talk with them about their story and how they got to where they are now.

This conference is co-sponsored by student involvement and activities, Women’s Center and Chartwells.

Hope you check out this great event! If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the FYE office!

-FYM Kathryn


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