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Alumnae Among Those Addressing Women’s Leadership Conference

Denise Reed Lamoreaux ’84, president of the SUNY Geneseo Alumni Association, is delivering the keynote address at this year’s Women’s Leadership Conference and Networking Dinner Feb. 28.

GENESEO, N.Y. -- Students will have the opportunity to develop stand-out skills and learn how to project an authentic leadership style during SUNY Geneseo’s eighth-annual Women’s Leadership Conference and Networking Dinner on Feb. 28.

The event invites numerous successful women, including Geneseo alumnae, back to campus to join current faculty and community members in sharing insights from their academic and professional careers.

The keynote, “A Seat at the Table," will be delivered by Denise Reed Lamoreaux ’84, president of SUNY Geneseo Alumni Association and director of diversity of North American Operations for Atos Corp.

The conference will begin with a series of G.O.L.D. (Geneseo Opportunities for Leadership Development) workshops, with titles such as “Women's Issues in Social Justice,” “Communicating with Power,” and “Righting your Story.”

A networking dinner will conclude the conference, where students will interact with alumnae and faculty and staff to learn about their own leadership journeys.

The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) was developed in the fall of 2007 to address the needs of SUNY Geneseo’s ethnically diverse female students. WLI is a support network for women that explores what it means to be a leader, a woman, and a change agent.

“We meet and plan throughout the year to give the participants of the conference a valuable experience and shape them into leaders on Geneseo’s campus and in the community,” said Courtney Havens, WLI adviser and EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) counselor.

The WLI partnered with G.O.L.D., The Center for Community, The Office of Alumni Relations, The Geneseo Alumni Association, Campus Auxiliary Services, and the Student Association to plan the conference.

“Leadership is critical to the future of our democracy, and this conference gives a voice to women, and encourages them to step up,” said Thomas Matthews, associate dean of leadership and service. “The G.O.L.D. Program is pleased and delighted to support the conference, the great speakers, and the great workshops.”

Conference G.O.L.D. Workshops

 Dr. Iris Banister ’70 - retired educator and member of SUNY Geneseo College Council, is the instructor for “Women's Issues in Social Justice.”

Dr. Heather Maldonado '95, assistant provost for academic success, SUNY Buffalo State, is the instructor for “Communicating with Power.”

Dr. Eunju Kang - assistant professor, political science and  international relations; Laura Lane - president & CEO, Livingston County Chamber of Commerce; Marilyn Moore - emeriti director, Intercollegiate Athletics; and Anne Pellerin - assistant professor, physics and astronomy are the instructors for “Breaking the Glass Ceiling.”

Patricia Gonzalez - educational adviser, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, is the instructor for “Righting Your Story.”

Laura Swanson - counselor, Student Health & Counseling, is the instructor for “Healthy Relationships.”

Bonnie Swanson - branch manager, Key Bank of Geneseo, is the instructor for “Financing Your Life.”

News release written by College Communications intern Kitrick McCoy ’19.


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