Wichita State hosts annual Diverse Women's Summit

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly

The Department of Women’s Studies, in a partnership with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and League of Women Voters of Kansas, will hold the annual Diverse Women’s Summit (DWS) of individuals and groups from different backgrounds on local, regional and global diversity issues affecting women and gender on March 8.

The daylong event will culminate with a keynote address from Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly.

Due to the pandemic, and especially the rise of prominent women and other minority populations taking on the pandemic and its associated problems, the theme of the 2021 summit is “Women and Leadership in the time of Covid-19.”

The summit is designed to focus on women’s roles, their implications for different women, the future of women and gender in their intersection with challenges in class/poverty, race/ethnicity, sexuality, disability, religion, and other pyramids of power.

There are three parts to the Diverse Women’s Summit:

  1. Student Showcase, which consists of presentations, papers, art, and posters.
  2. Creative Concourse, which includes poetry, skits, stories and other presentations by community members and students.
  3. International Women’s Day Keynote Speech by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly: “Women and Leadership in the time of Covid-19”

The summit is open and free to the public and will take place on zoom. For more information, click here.

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