On September 16, 2017
WICCD Symposium: Equality, the hard fight
at Stetson University & Historic Downtown DeLand
WICCD is a professional development conference about women’s rights and struggles designed for those who seek ideal aspirations, goals, and mission objectives in their professional careers, advocacy work, and personal lives. Registration, information, or sponsorship is available through info@WICCD.org This is about content, not fluff.
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.“
-- Margaret Fuller
MISSION STATEMENT: Women Inspiring Change & Community Development (WICCD) is about the beauty, strength, and peace of collaborative efforts to secure Women's Rights. We support the ability to overcome the struggle for equal opportunities in the workplace and employee benefits, women's reproductive and fertility rights, the urgency to stop all forms of violence against women, and the enhancement of strong relationships.
We’ve gathered a fantastic lineup of expert women and men in multiple fields from all corners of our Central Florida Community for the WICCD Symposium 2017 program! Here is a sampling of speakers you will see this year in DeLand, Florida.
This year’s KEYNOTE SPEAKER is Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, from the U.S. House of
Representatives, speaking at 8:15 AM on "Ways for women to build their community of 'sisterhood' and empower each other".
Find the complete list of speakers and their attached Speaker's Biographies by visiting
Explore Our Bios.
Visit our Speakers’ Bios: Murphy, Smith, Crews, Lenssen
Visit our Speakers’ Bios: Bria, Rosen, Pulapaka, Brown
Visit our Speakers’ Bios: Patterson, Northey, Mieras, Ramirez
Visit our Speakers’ Bios: Jackson, Broughton, Broughton, Major
Visit our Speakers’ Bios: Serino, Rinker, MacConnell, Pulapaka,
Coffee Bar & Check-in
Welcome, the Day’s Lay-out, and Why We All Need to Inspire
Ways for women to build their community of “sisterhood” and empower each other
Breaking the mold without changing yourself - is it possible?
We need the help of men to stop violence against women
History and current landscape for reproductive rights
COLD COFFEE, TEA & JUICE BAR
Mindful Juggling: Examining the Challenges of Tenure, Promotion, and Family Balance
Building camaraderie, why team building works
Transitioning from managing to leading
How to get what you are worth at work or in a business deal
1:00 - 1:45pm: Storytelling during Lunch
Short stories about women and by women. WICCD is bringing conversation back to the table.
Storyteller: Sarah Coffey
Storyteller: Marissa S Hanley
Storyteller: Chauniqua Major
Storyteller: Amanda Tooley
Bag Lunch: Chicken Salad Sandwich or Vegan Gluten-free Wrap, includes vegan quinoa salad, vegan chips, bottled water.
(pre-purchased tickets required)
2:00 - 5:00pm: Afternoon Practical Tips and Group Panel Q&A
Business and Sisterhood
PANEL: Are male managers aware of unconscious bias/behaviors that impact women?
Overcoming adversity with confidence, assertion, and determination
The language of vague feedback that holds women back
PANEL: Misogyny - what happens when women break ranks and disrupt the patriarchal order
Sports and Promotion
How to negotiate from the field to the boardroom - Being the Leader
PANEL: Strategies fostering female talent
Ways women can enhance their upward negotiations skills
PANEL: Swimming With the Sharks: How to Thrive in a Male Dominated Environment
Women's RIghts,Cultural & Politics Issues
PANEL: Cross Cultural sensitivity and how to address global partners or team members
A clash of women’s views on the polarized topic of women’s reproductive rights.
How to balance gender issues in the Media industry
PANEL: Empowering women in politics - a discussion with two life long politicians
We will be featuring the opening of the We Are Women Project. This is an exploration into the daily lives of women through a 30 day photo journal. The project will cross cultural, racial and gender identification boundaries. -- Melissa Day, project curator.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Women who want to refine your skills, understand women’s struggles, gain strategies to prepare for and negotiate better deals, energize the advocate within yourself.
Women who attend will leave better prepared to:
Native American Menu: A dinner featuring food from our local farmers & Cress Restaurant is available to attendees and guests. Family Style meal outside on Indiana Avenue; tickets required, $40/pp. Table Talks are where we spark new ideas and inspirations for the future. This gathering takes place on the Trail of Tears Commemoration Day, giving us a chance to celebrate Native American's rich heritage, to socialize with old friends and make new ones, to eat food inspired by centuries-old tradition, and to learn from mistakes while accepting each other as we are and walk together in peace. Did you know Cherokee women had a voice in the Cherokee government? The Cherokee were not only matrilineal, but they also were matrilocal. "Marriage gives no right to the husband over the property of his wife." Read More about the Cherokee Women
General Admission $10*
*Free general admission with advanced registration till 8/31/2017 to Stetson Students, Faculty, & Staff, along with students under 22 y/o with current school ID
Bag Lunch Ticket $20
Table Talks Dinner Ticket $40
Individual Business Package
1 Business Package $70
1 General Admission Ticket
1 VIP Wristband
1 Bag Lunch Ticket
1 Swag Bag
1 Coffee and Juice Bar Access
1 Table Talks Dinner Ticket - Saturday Night
Get your Old-Fashion Paper Registration Form HERE
If you need additional information
that is not covered in the basic run down
Call us (407) 603-1036
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Stetson University & Staff
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