2018 Conference

Collage of speakers at WLC

The 2018 annual Women’s Leadership Conference, “Leading for Inclusion” examined the challenges and advantages of living in a global world, the value of diversity in our communities, the role of inclusion in bringing peace to divided societies, and the debates around these complex exchanges. How can we engage in positive civil discourse and what is the role of education in creating safe communities?

 A luncheon discussion was led by Nina Mikhalevsky celebrating the legacy of Elizabeth J. Somers with special recognition to Joanne Holbrook Patton, Mount Vernon Seminary Alumnae class or ’48 and Harjinder Gill, Mount Vernon College Alumnae class of ’99. The afternoon address featured Pamela Aall, U.S. Institute of Peace, in her talk “Inclusion and Peace and Divided Societies. The day was concluded with a panel discussion, “The Challenges and Advantages of Living in a Global Community,” moderated by Cynthia Steele Vance, founder of CSV productions and the Washington Luxury Channel while also a Mt. Vernon College for Women alumna. The panel included Caroline Laguerre-Brown, J.D., Elizabeth Chacko, Ph.D., Mary Ellsberg, Ph.D., Wendy Helgemo, J.D., and Samah Mcgona Sisay, GW ’15.

Click here to see the GW Today article about the conference.