Speakers wanted for Niagara Leadership Summit for Women

Annual event returns to Brock University Oct. 26

The planning committee behind YWCA Niagara Region’s annual Leadership Summit for Women is looking for speakers who are ready to represent.

Set to take place Oct. 26 at Brock University, the theme of this year’s summit is “represent” — and the committee has put out a call for submissions, seeking speakers and workshop presenters who represent all of Niagara’s diverse communities and leadership models.

“We are looking for leaders from all walks of life and experiences to be a part of this year’s summit,” said Julie Rorison, co-chair of the NLSW planning committee and founder of the Niagara event, now in its sixth year. “This year’s theme for the event is ‘Represent’ and that is what we are challenging the community to do: to represent all kinds of leadership that we see in Niagara and to represent with new possibility models of what we want to see for our future.”

 The call for proposals is open until July 26 and applications can be made online at niagaralsw.ca. Anyone needing assistance with their application can contact Franziska Emslie at the YWCA through email at femslie@ywcaniagararegion.ca.

“Over the last six years, the summit has brought together hundreds of community leaders to empower and inspire each other,” said YWCA Niagara Region executive director Elisabeth Zimmermann. “Our speakers and presenters have been key to the success of the event and we are looking for more leaders to inspire, educate and uplift each other.”

The summit is a full-day, volunteer-driven women’s leadership event hosted by YWCA Niagara Region and Brock University. Tickets are $25 and include lunch and child minding during the event. All are welcome to attend.

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