Inspiring the Next Generation of Women to Lead


Women make up approximately 51 percent of the U.S. population, and they hold almost 52 percent of all professional-level jobs; however, in leadership positions women lag substantially behind men. Women are only 25 percent of executive- and senior-level officials and managers, hold only 19 percent of board seats and make up only 4.6 percent of CEOs*. Although women have made significant progress, Olivet College realizes more work needs to be done to inspire the next generation of women leaders.

On Friday, March 3, Olivet College will host its inaugural, daylong event Cultivating Women Leaders with the theme of Embracing Our Inner Strength. This annual event is designed to inspire and equip young women to embrace their inner strength and realize their potential as leaders.

Current and prospective female students of Olivet College along with the public are invited to network with and hear from Olivet College’s most successful alumnae and Michigan’s finest women business leaders, as they share how to overcome the obstacles and challenges that are ever present in today’s communities and workplace.

Cultivating Women Leaders is an Olivet College Presidential initiative, chaired by Presidential Spouse Traci Corey. The day-long event will consist of multiple breakout sessions, with expert-led discussions on topics including Effective Communication Skills, Breaking the Stereotype, Recognizing the Dynamic Leader Within, and more. Olivet is excited to present this year’s keynote speaker, two-time Olympic silver medalist Danielle Scott-Arruda.

For more information about Olivet College’s Cultivating Women Leaders program, email or visit Space is limited so register early and registration officially closes on Thursday, Feb. 23.

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