Organized by the Women's Studies Program and College of Liberal Arts & Sciences External Programming Office
Now in its 17th year, the NIU Conference for Young Women introduces high school women to the academic side of college life; inspires them to transform their dreams of going to college into reality; and provides opportunities to interact with successful women faculty, professionals, NIU students and alums.
Check back for registration information and conference schedule. The registration fee (TBD) includes a continental breakfast, lunch and all conference materials. Registration is limited to 50 students and is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, contact Rebekah Kohli at email@example.com or 815-753-1044.
7:30-8:00 a.m. Check-In & Refreshments
8:00-8:15 a.m. Welcome & Remarks
8:15-9:15 a.m. Icebreaker Activity
9:15-10:15 a.m. Session I: Get Involved! Learning Beyond the Classroom--Student Leaders Panel
10:15-11:30 a.m. Session II: Campus Tour
11:30-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-2:00 p.m. Session III: College Class Exploration
2:15-3:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Monique Bernoudy
Monique Bernoudy is an Associate Athletics Director and Director of the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program with Northern Illinois University's Intercollegiate Athletics Program. Additionally, Bernoudy currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Mombasa Relief Initiative, a non-profit organization that supports children in Mombasa, Kenya in the areas of education, health and economic empowerment. Previously, she has served as the Director of Diversity for the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, and Director of Multicultural Programs at Valparaiso University. She has also worked as an instructor, motivational speaker, diversity consultant and facilitator.
3:00-3:15 p.m. Wrap-up & Evaluation
For more information, contact Rebekah Kohli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-753-1044.
“I would recommend this conference because I feel it encourages you to step out of your comfort zone and shows you that just because you're a girl doesn't mean you can't work or be a part of a male dominated field.”
"I learned a lot about how to be happy in your life – not to let anything, including gender, stop you from doing what you want to do. Also, it may take a few tries, but it is not bad to start over in order to pursue your dreams."
“It's an amazing experience. An eye-opener about college and women's rights, the power we have, and what we can do."
“You learn so much about other people and get to experience a little of college life.”
"I would recommend this conference to other people because it was really fun, made me really think about the college I want to go to, (and it) also taught me there are so many things women can do!"