Women’s Leadership Conference 2022
The Office of Inclusion and Diversity will be hosting its annual Women’s Leadership Conference “Creating HERstory” at the AU Hotel & Conference Center on February 28, 2022. This event focuses on educating and empowering Auburn women to create their own story. This is a free event to all AU students with in-person or virtual attendance options. Register for the conference here.
Blair Imani author of “Modern HERstory” will be the keynote speaker and host a book signing. We will host a student panel with current Auburn student leaders for a question-and-answer session on creating and embracing opportunities at Auburn. We will also hear from outstanding Auburn women faculty and staff who will share their journey and provide personal inspiration along with practical application skills to help students navigate their next steps.
Check out @auwige for speaker information, FAQ’s, and schedule of events for the day!
Click here to view the full conference program.
Dr. Taffye Benson Clayton
Vice President and Associate Provost for Inclusion and Diversity
Auburn University Diversity Statement
Diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice are important values at Auburn University.
Auburn University will proactively work to eliminate barriers facing underrepresented community members and commit to sustaining and supporting diversity in all its forms including those based on life experience, gender, sex, nationality, race, identity, ethnicity, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, socioeconomic status, veteran status, disability, neurodiversity, and religion. Auburn will actively cultivate a community where all members are valued, respected and can thrive personally and professionally. Auburn will invest substantial resources to increase the number of underrepresented groups in all facets of the University to include staff, students, faculty, vendors, partners and those who offer voluntary service.
Auburn will measure its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice through ongoing assessment and evaluation of activities and individual and collective actions as reflected in practices, procedures, programs, relationships, behaviors and campus culture.
- Cross Cultural Center for Excellence
- Women's Initiatives and Gender Equity
- Diversity Education and Engagement
- Diversity Partners
Women’s Initiatives and Gender Equity represents the concerns of and supports all Auburn University women including faculty, staff, students and administrative and professional personnel. WIGE provides programming and strategically collaborates and guides efforts to facilitate the recruitment, hiring (for employees), retention, and professional development of women by addressing issues that affect personal well-being and professional needs of women across campus.
The primary focus of these efforts involves attending to Campus Climate issues for women through programming, research, advocacy, outreach, consultation, assessment, scholarship, and recommendations about policies and procedures to University officials. To best attend to Campus Climate issues for women, Women’s Initiatives is eager to discuss challenges and successes experienced by women across campus and those invested in supporting Auburn women.
With an increasingly diverse campus, workforce, and global economy, diversity, equity, and inclusion knowledge and skills is vital in order to maximize organizational performance, collaboration, innovation, and outcomes. The Office of Inclusion and Diversity provides education and consultative services to support Auburn University toward the most productive, vibrant, collaborative, and welcoming environment for all. We use research-informed strategy to address challenges at varying scales and contribute to the organizational learning and strategic goals of our campus.
We are proud of the collaborative and engaging diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts of our partners across Auburn University including:
And many others!
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