June 13 Event To Be Held at the Tsongas Center

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Brianna Nil, a 2023 Women's Leadership Conference attendee, asked a question during a breakout session.


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Everything from harnessing the power of AI to insiders’ tips on how to successfully negotiate is on the agenda for the 2024 UMass Lowell Women’s Leadership Conference. 

The daylong event, to be held Thursday, June 13, at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, features a lineup of women leaders from industry, sports, startups, public safety, podcasting and other professions who will share insights and offer practical advice based on their experiences.

Keynote speakers include Emmy-winning broadcast journalist Amaka Ubaka of WHDH-TV and Barbara Vlacich, vice president global sales operations and chief of staff at UKG, a global leader in workforce management solutions.   

“We’re excited about the lineup of speakers and panelists who will be joining us – it’s going to be an incredible day,” said Liz Altman, associate professor of management at UMass Lowell and conference co-chair. “Attendees will come away not only inspired, but they’ll also have actionable tools they can use to build their careers and achieve success.”

The conference includes sessions designed for women at all levels of their careers, from Leadership 101 to Lessons from the C-Suite.

“We have such a diverse group of speakers. These women have built companies. They’ve launched startups and created products. They’ve led successful teams and thrived in complex organizations. The thing they have in common is their willingness to share what they’ve learned and lift up other women,” said Heather Makrez Allen, executive director of alumni and donor relations at UML and conference co-chair.

For information about the conference, visit the Women's Leadership Conference website.