The Women's Network of Northeast Ohio is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Women's Leadership Summit, to be held November 9, 2018 in Akron, Ohio.

The 2018 Leadership Summit welcomes work in the areas of leadership development for women, gender equity and unconscious bias in the workplace, and thought leadership on advancing women's lives. We especially invite proposals on the follow topics:

  • Unconscious Bias 
  • Women & Civic Leadership
  • Creating Equitable Work Environments
  • Raising Feminist Boys & Girls
  • Mentorship, Sponsorship & Empowerment
  • Socialization & Education
  • Cost(s) of Inequity
  • Supporting Other Women
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Accountability
  • Strategies for Change & Progress
  • Confronting Bias (in Self & Others)
  • Building Business Acumen
  • Lightening the Mental & Emotional Load
  • Intersectional Feminism for the Workplace

Scholars, educators, researchers, graduate students, thought leaders, and community organizers from all industries and disciplines are encouraged to apply. We welcome individual and group proposals. Formats include round tables, workshops and panels. 

Submission Guidelines

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Email Proposal to

For individual proposals, please send a 200-word description of the presentation that clearly illustrates the content, purpose, and intended format: panel, roundtable, or workshop. 

For group proposals, please send a 200-word description of the session and 100-word descriptions of the individual contributions/presentations contained within the group session. Be sure to clearly note the intended format: traditional panel, roundtable, or workshop.

Women's Network

(330) 256-1122

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