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Leadership conference encourages women to ‘Be Bold’

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The Student Life department at Buffalo State hosted its annual Women’s Leadership Conference March 31, in order to bring women together to discuss the development of leadership skills.

Monique Maxwell
thebuffaloreview@gmail.com

(Buffalo, N.Y.) – The Student Life department at SUNY Buffalo State held its annual Women’s Leadership Conference March 31, which was entitled “Be Bold.”

The purpose of the conference is to bring women together to discuss the development of leadership skills.

It also aims to teach students how to apply their experiences and education to their leadership and career goals.

The presenters touched on topics they deemed important for women to know in order to be successful.

Giannina Callejas, a senior at Buffalo State, was one of the only undergraduate students who presented at the event. She said there is often a stigma attached to women who attempt to lead.

“How we can work together to become the leaders of tomorrow is very important for us as women to learn,” Callejas said.

Bianca McGraw, the complex director of Porter Hall who also presented at the event, told the group that words can be used to empower women.

“Empowerment is really key for women to not only empower themselves, but each other and work as a group”, said McGraw.

She used poetry to help get her message across and she said women often have to repeat themselves to their male counterparts in order to be heard.

A number of women who attended the conference said they were able to walk away with insight from the presenters.

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