Online Registration Open for WCTF 34th Annual Career Conference on March 4, 2016 (Deadline: Friday, Feb 26th)

The Women of Color Task Force (WCTF) will host its 34th annual career conference on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 8am-4pm. Attendees may select from 24 workshop sessions designed to support their professional and personal development. This event is open to all U-M staff, faculty, and students, and to the general public.

“Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: A Staff Perspective”

*   24 Professional Development Workshops
*   Networking Luncheon
*   Vendors Row

Registration for the conference, fee schedule, and complete details and information, are available at: http://tinyurl.com/2016WCTF.


Registration will close Friday, February 26th!


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, “The Dilemma of Inclusivity: How Can We Make It Work?”

This year’s conference speaker is Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, former President of Brown University (2001-2012). Dr. Simmons made significant strides in improving Brown University’s standing as one of the world’s finest research universities. A French professor before entering university administration, President Simmons held an appointment as a Professor of Africana Studies at Brown. After completing her PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard, she served in various faculty and administrative roles at the University of Southern California, Princeton University, and Spelman College before becoming president of Smith College, the largest women’s college in the United States. At Smith, she launched a number of important academic initiatives, including an engineering program, the first at an American women’s college.

The keynote is free and open to the public, however you must register for the keynote separately if you are not planning to register for the full-day conference.

FOR THOSE ATTENDING ONLY THE KEYNOTE, which is free and open to the public, registration will be open until Thursday, March 3, 2016. Please use the link below to register via a separate KEYNOTE ONLY registration page, so as not to confuse keynote registrants with conference attendees.

Please click here to register if you plan to attend ONLY the keynote session.

Please contact Janice Reuben at 734-764-6360, or via email at [email protected] with any inquiries regarding the annual WCTF career conference.
CEW extends special thanks to TIAA-CREF, our Platinum Plus corporate sponsor, for its generous support of the Women of Color Task Force Conference.