This year’s event is designed to be both a conference and a retreat, placing a particular focus on personal growth, mindfulness, and well-being. It will bring together women from a diverse range of industries and career levels, united by a common desire to advance their professional and personal development within a supportive community of Purdue alumnae and friends of the university.
“The mission of the Purdue Women’s Network is to create a sisterhood that motivates, uplifts, and connects alumnae and other Purdue women now and for life,” said Jillian Henry, vice president of engagement at the Purdue for Life Foundation. “This annual conference is an essential part of our mission. It consistently draws Purdue women from all over the world who are interested in engaging and connecting with other women who share a love for the university.”
The conference will feature more than 25 speakers, including five keynotes, and a lineup of breakout sessions. Keynote speakers are:
- Wendy Baker (Science, ’95), vice president of operations at BlueEQ.
- Kendra Bracken-Ferguson (Liberal Arts, ’02), founder of BrainTrust Founders Studio.
- Suzanne Crouch (Liberal Arts, ’75), lieutenant governor of Indiana.
- Robin Kwok (Electrical Engineering, ’02), career coach and marketing consultant.
- Rebecca Shambaugh (School of Management, ’78), author and president of Shambaugh Leadership.
Cost is $349 for founding members of the Purdue Women’s Network and for members of the Purdue Alumni Association, the John Purdue Club or the Purdue President’s Council. Cost for nonmembers is $399. Registration is open.