University of California, Riverside

Women’s Leadership Conference


Women’s Leadership Conference 2017

The UCR Alumni Association, in co-sponsorship with the Women’s Resource Center, Women in Business student organization and ASUCR, invites you to the Second Annual Women’s Leadership Conference. UCR Alumni and friends will lead sessions where they will discuss various topics that women face in the workplace. The program will include keynote speakers, breakout sessions and conclude with a professional dress fashion show.

March 11, 2017

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

HUB 302

A light breakfast, coffee, tea and lunch will be served.

RSVP by March 2


Keynote Speakers

Tamica Smith Jones

Tamica Smith Jones – Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for UCR

Leading Millennials: Leadership in the Evolving World

It is no secret that Millennials have a bad rap.  But it’s not a new phenomenon to hear complaints about young people.  This presentation will educate, engage, and encourage us all on strategies on how to best work with Millennials.


Rupsi Burman

Rupsi Burman – IT Project Manager for the Port of Long Beach and Founder of Hope in Life Foundation

Geneva to Riverside, the Journey so far – Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women

The Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) treaty was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1979. Thirty-four years later, in March 2014, Cities for CEDAW Program was launched to bring CEDAW to 100 U.S. Cities. This presentation will provide an overview of CEDAW and facts about its progress in the United States.


Session Topics

  • Get the Job You Want
  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling in IT
  • What’s Your Worth
  • You Inc.: The Art of Developing Your Professional Brand
  • Resumes That Get You Noticed
  • Women in Leadership
  • Creating a Healthy Environment – Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice
  • How Your Personality Can Impact Your Wallet
  • Assertive or Aggressive? Skills for Women at Work

Check back for a full agenda


Photos from 2016 Conference


2017 Conference Partners







RSVP by March 2