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Women in Public Service

Women in Public Service (WPS) is an association of public service professionals created to inspire past, current and future generations by addressing topics relevant to women in public service, while instilling knowledge through education, networking and professional development that strengthens the leadership in our local government and communities.

 WPS hosts bi-monthly events throughout the year for networking and learning together at central locations in Wichita. Events are open to both members and non-members, while membership perks are exclusive to members.

WPS Membership Options - 2021 Membership Open!

WPS Membership | $75

  • Year-long membership (3 Lunches & 1 Evening Celebration)
  • Reduced conference registration fee
  • Access to membership registration listserv
  • Informational Articles (3 per year)
  • An invitation to an organized service opportunity
  • Personalized career mentoring upon request
    (up to 2 sessions)
  • Access to monthly Book Group; See Schedule here

New Professional | $50

  • Year-Long Membership
  • Available for students and those new in their career 
    (3 years or newer)
  • Same perks as regular membership

2021 Events (tentative schedule)


April 23rd | Online Members: Free Non-Members: $10

Adrienne Byrne, Director, Sedgwick County Health Department

Noon to 1 p.m.

Covid-19 Leadership Lessons Learned

Leading in turmoil and uncertainty during a time of crisis in our community, hear from Adrienne Byrne as she shares leadership lessons learned, remembered and reinforced. Along with some bright spots along the way.



 Full-Day Conference

July 22th | TBA

The 2021 WPS Conference is in the works, more information will be announced soon!

Evening Event


The WPS Evening Event will be announced soon, check your emails for any updates!

Please refer to email communications for changes. If you have not signed up for WPS emails, you can do so here.

Non-member Options
Face to Face

Luncheons, evening reception and annual conference will still be open to nonmembers at a rate of $20 per lunch ($10 for students) and $15 per evening reception.  A reduced cost of $15 will be available for first-time attendees. Payment options will be available prior to each event.


If it is best to move our luncheons, the evening reception and the annual conference to a virtual platform, we will be offering these events at a reduced cost. The luncheons will be $10, the evening event will be $15, and if you a first-time attendee you will be able to participate at no cost. 

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued for cancellation of membership. However, memberships can be transferred to other colleagues.


Morgan Barnes, Program Manager
Wichita State University Public Policy & Management Center
(316) 978-6535

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement Public Policy and Management Center