Oakton presents the Women in Leadership Symposium: Telling HERstory! Oct. 21

(Oct. 7, 2020) Women seeking to develop their professional leadership in an effort to close the wage gap between men and women are encouraged to attend the free Zoom webinar “Women in Leadership Symposium: Telling HERstory!” presented by Oakton Community College from 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. 

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, L.H.D., will serve as the keynote speaker presenting the address “You Can Lead.” An inspirational, high impact international leader, she is a trainer, author of “You Can Lead: 30 Life Lessons to Empower the Leader Within” and a weekly web series host. She served as the 29th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a global service organization of 300,000 college-educated women.

Buckhanan Wilson is currently president of Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson LLC, a leadership training and business development firm. She has extensive experience in operations, crisis management and business expansion and construction management. She has held senior level positions in Fortune 500 business, including the largest Goodwill Industries affiliate in the world. 

She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Clark Atlanta University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Benedict College.

The symposium, sponsored by the Oakton Educational Foundation, also includes breakout sessions.

10 - 10:45 a.m. topics include:

  • Personal Branding

  • You Can Lead Book Discussion (Open to students only)

  • What Can I Do With That Degree? (Open to students only)

  • Women in Business/Entrepreneurship

  • Women in Stem Panel Discussion

11 - 11:45 a.m. topics include:

  • Black Women in Police Psychology and Public Safety Panel Discussion

  • Black Women Psychiatrists in the United States - Open Letter to Michelle Obama

  • Developing Your Professional Social Media Presence

  • Latinx Women in Leadership and Psychology

  • Navigating Microaggressions, Racist Incidents, and Racial Trauma in the Workplace

  • Women in the Addiction Field and Social Work Panel Discussion

Register in advance at: bit.ly/3jt2pki.

Registrants will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.