Texas Tech University

WLI Conference

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 


  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. WLI Check in and Set-Up
  • 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
  • 9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. First Session of Workshops
    Choose workshop A, B, or C
  • 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. -Break-
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Second Session of Workshops
    Choose workshop A, B, or C
  • Noon - 1:00 p.m. What it Means to be "Woke" in Today's Millennial Feminism Keynote Speaker | Rahel Tekola
  • 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Reflect on Sessions with WLI Mentors
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. -Break-
  • 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. How to be an Inclusive Leader: A Focus on LGBTQIA & Beyond
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. WLI Best Practices Panel
  • 4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

Note: Registration/check in and all sessions located in the Red Raider Lounge of the Student Union Bldg. unless noted otherwise.


  • Workshop A: Overcoming Perfectionism & Stepping into Your Full Potential as a Leader | Red Raider Lounge
    We can't give what we don't have. As a leader, we need to offer those around us acceptance, forgiveness, inspiration, motivation, and realistic expectations. Join us for this hands-on experience to better understand the impact perfectionism has on your life and how it can get in the way of being a strong trailblazer. You will see the helpful and harmful outcomes of perfectionism and create a resource to self-manage your feelings, thinking, and behaviors to continuously ignite your leadership insight.
  • Workshop B: Embracing the Skill of Negotiation | Llano Estacado Room
    Studies show that women negotiate less than men and negotiate less effectively than men. Why? This session will explore the answer to this question. Participants will also learn basic communication styles and negotiation tactics to help them embrace the skill of negotiation.
  • Workshop C: Young Women Leading Social Change: Tactics for Peace & Justice | Lubbock Room
    Laamia and Farah will share tools and tactics used supporting women peace builders in conflict zones globally. These skills, though useful places affected by armed violence, provide means of bridging divisions in any space and are highly relevant to the current US political landscape. Women have been, and desperately need to be, moving forward as central players in forging peace and dialogue NOW for social change that benefits everyone andeverything, including the environment.

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