Speed School to host Women’s Leadership Conference




    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s J. B. Speed School of Engineering will host a Women’s Leadership Conference Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Swain Student Activities Center, Multipurpose Room, from 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

    The conference will feature LaDoris “Dot” Harris, director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity in the U.S. Department of Energy, as keynote speaker.

    Harris heads the Minorities in Energy Initiative, oversees corporate funding strategy for minority institutions and develops and implements business contracting opportunities.

    Harris has received numerous accolades for leadership and her work to champion diversity. She was chosen as the 2015 Women of Color President’s Award winner, 2014 Diversity Journal “Women Worth Watching” Award winner, 2014 Fort Valley State University Platinum Achievement Award winner and the 2013 Black Business Association Chairperson’s Award winner. She’s also been featured on the cover of several magazines including the October, 2015, editions of Diversity Women’s Inclusion and US Black Engineer. 

    The conference will include breakout sessions on leadership and tools for success in the workforce. Participants will have opportunities to discuss topics affecting women in STEM fields today, as well as chances to network with engineering professionals, faculty and staff

    The event is free and open to UofL’s women engineering students. The lunch and keynote address is also open to educators and high school females who’ve expressed interest in attending UofL’s J. B. Speed School of Engineering.

    For more information on the conference and for an application, see http://louisville.edu/speed/conference



    Bria Staten-Favors
    Bria Staten-Favors is the Graduate Assistant in the University of Louisville’s Office of Communications and Marketing. After completing her bachelor of science in Communication, she decided to pursue her master’s degree at UofL as well. She also works in the Partnership Division at the Louisville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and is an avid Cards fan.