The Women Empowered Leadership Conference offers a unique experience to high school girls in Mississippi and the surrounding region. This intense, hands-on conference promotes young women taking on the role of leader in their communities.

WE Lead will be hosting its annual conference again this summer for high school women who are currently sophomore and juniors. The conference will be held on Mississippi State University’s campus in the Shackouls Honors College and Griffis Residence Hall. WE Lead 2017 will be hosted July 10-14.

Mississippi State University and its Shackouls Honors College understand the need for women in leadership for our community and nation to grow in the near future. WE Lead encourages young women to pursue higher education in the STEM fields and humanities, expand upon entrepreneurship in the business sector, and aspire to be our nation’s next great political leaders. In addition, WE Lead encourages women to become more involved in their communities through service and health and global awareness, while also pursuing a course of study in higher education.

This conference teaches young women necessary communication skills, networking practices, and team building tactics. It also explores roles of leadership and professions that the women can pursue in their futures. Accomplished professional women from various fields including education, medicine, engineering, history, politics, business, and more will be speak in order to enhance the participants’ learning process. Moreover, the young women will further their experience by participating in a day of service, self-evaluations, and a culminating group project.

While at the conference, the young women will build friendships, give back to their communities, and develop fundamental leadership abilities. Furthermore, they will gain the confidence and skills necessary to pursue their dreams.

The application form for WE Lead 2017 will be available on Monday, February 13, 2017 and close Monday, April 24, 2017. The 2017 program cost will be $50 once the young woman is accepted.

For questions or concerns, please contact us.

- Roxanne Raven and Isabella Durham
2017 Conference Directors