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When women find their strength, leverage the strength of others, build networks, and grow communities, the world is a better place.  This Women's Leadership Conference will bring together women in all stages of their leadership journey for a day that will energize and inspire!


  • A full-day conference with a focus on YOU!
  • From planning a career to planning retirement, navigate any situation through these steps: Preparation, Practice and Perspective.
  • An endowment will be established for SMSU female student leaders through this event.
Rachel Baribeau Pic  This amazing conference will be kicked off by
Rachel Baribeau Name
a nationally-recognized sports broadcaster, author, speaker, and activist with an empowering message: 
  • Destroy Perfect 
  • Stop comparing and start lifting one another up as women 
  • How to be a queen in a very broken world
  • Mental health is key 
Breakout sessions will include topics on finding life balance, defining yourself, mentoring and elevating others.