College and University Events

One of the core values of the CTAWN is to assist in creating active, engaged communities of women in higher education throughout the state of Connecticut. Institutional Representatives' (IR) are encouraged to work on their own campuses and across college and unviersity campuses to create opportunities for women to engage in networking, skill building and leadership as women in higher education in Connecticut continue to work toward individual career fulfillment. Below are some examples of events that IRs have produced on their campuses. The leadership of the CTAWN encourages continued creation of such events and encourages its members and IRs to work collaboratively with representatives at other institutions to create events that assist in bringing women together in our state.


Up-coming Events

Rising Tides:The Benefits of Work-Life-Practices Across Higher Education
College and University Work-Life-Family Association (CUWFA)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Start the new year with one less item on your "To Do" list and register for the May 2017 CUWFA conference!

Join your CUWFA colleagues and friends in Providence, RI, from May 10-12, 2017, for an extraordinary and exciting professional development opportunity.  This year's conference theme is "Rising Tides: The Benefits of Work-Life-Practices Across Higher Education."

Submit your call for proposals now!  Visit here for details and conference streams.

Deadline for submissions is January 18, 2017

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Conference 2017--Leading Decisively
New York State ACE Women's Network
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Leadership involves making decisions every day. We will be bringing you a conference full of thinkers and educators who can take you to the next level in your own decision-making: using information, driven by your own goals, given the pressures of things like legislation, and even about how you want to live your life.

Join us in scenic Cooperstown, NY at the wonderful Otesaga Resort Hotel. We will have all housing and conference sessions at the site. Bring family and make a weekend out of this important opportunity to advance your own career in higher education.

Our keynote speaker will be the Chancellor of the State University of New York, Nancy Zimpher.

The conference will be April 7, 2017, with a networking reception the evening before on April 6.

If you’ve been to one of our state conferences before, if you’ve never been to one, this is the year to invest in your own careeer, at an all-new venue with new opportunities. Watch your email, Facebook or LinkedIn, or click here for more details! Registration will open in January 2017. 

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2017 Women’s Advance Conference
University of Connecticut
Friday, December 2, 2016

The UConn Women’s Advance Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals by December 2, 2016 for workshops and presentations for the 2017 UConn Women’s Advance Conference to be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Avery Point Campus.  UConn staff, faculty and community professionals are invited to submit proposals that cover a wide range of topics including, but not limited to communication skills, cultural competency, negotiation skills, organizational time-savers, professional networking, leadership development, workplace climate, navigating the tenure process, global engagement and work/life flexibility.  For more information, click here.

Event Contact: Kathleen Holgerson
The Future of Higher Education
Connecticut Forum
Thursday, December 1, 2016

This panel will discuss issues that are relevant to all those who work in higher education, and features Arne Duncan, who served as Secretary of Education in the Obama administration; Daphne Koller, founder & president of Coursera; and Freeman Hrabowski, President of Transformative University.  For more information, please see  If you are interested in attending this event, please email Kathleen Barrett who is organizing a group discount rate for it.

Event Contact: Kathleen Barrett
Annual International Leadership Association Conference
International Leadership Association
Monday, November 7, 2016

If you are attending the International Leadership Association’s annual conference in November (Atlanta, GA, USA), please join the Women & Leadership Affinity Group for the 7th Annual Women and Leadership Networking Luncheon on November 4. If you are passionate about a topic and interested in facilitating a mealtime conversation during the networking lunch, you can submit ideas by contacting Denise Thomson ( ) with at least two, and preferably three, topics you would be willing to facilitate. You will be contacted in mid-October to confirm your participation and selected topic.

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