CHSE partners with inaugural Baton Rouge Women’s Leadership Conference

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The College of Human Sciences and Education is partnering with the inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference, a new addition to the 2016 Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week (BREW).

Kristie Galy, director of CHSE’s Office of Sponsored Research; Rachel Henry, director of Professional Education and Special Events; and Tracey Rizzuto, associate director for the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development (SLHRD) are helping to develop the women’s leadership conference. Additionally, the Office of Professional Education at CHSE is managing the event’s logistics.                             

Galy, Henry, and Rizzuto are working together with former IBM executive Dima Ghawi to create a day of discussion on empowerment topics for women in business and leadership. The daylong conference will feature panel discussions for women in varying career phases, as well as breakout sessions on topics such as self-confidence, branding, and business development.

Galy said they realized Baton Rouge lacked an event that served as a real conversation on issues for women.

“The energy and passion that we have for this feeds off of each other and we completely get each other,” Galy said. “The relationship we have with each other is perfect because we all have different strengths that we bring to this event. We are so excited about this conference and the excitement that the region has for it and how it has been embraced.”

Henry said the conference has received positive feedback and she anticipates an intense but exciting day of content.

The Women’s Leadership Conference will take place November 16, 2016 as part of the annual BREW lineup. Presenters, speakers, and the event schedule are currently being finalized.

Read more about the conference here.

About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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The LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) offers programs dedicated to producing world class practitioners, leaders, and instructors in Leadership and Human Resource Development.

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