The Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) at the University of Central Arkansas is a network created for women, by women, to support women who are seasoned or aspirant leaders in the home, at work, or in the community. The purpose of the network is to provide opportunities for women to connect from various backgrounds in Conway and surrounding areas.
ELEVATE. EMPOWER. EMBRACE.
The bravery in this network will be guided by the idea of parrhesia. This term, meaning fearless speech, has guided great thinkers and leaders—but it is often misunderstood. Fearless or brave speech does not mean that you are entitled to say anything you want with impunity. Instead, it means that you are willing to be humble and vulnerable, and to take a risk in telling the truths that will challenge one another–and the world–to become better. As a member of this network, you will be asked to pledge mutual respect and honesty. You will engage in personal conversations, and so you must be willing to hold yourself accountable to this principle.
Shelley Mehl Empowerment Award 2023
The Shelley Mehl Empowerment Award recognizes an individual woman or organization who is a champion for women’s empowerment. Click here to nominate someone today! We will accept nominations until Friday, May 5th at 4:30 pm. The nominee will be contacted via email to accept their nomination and complete the nomination acceptance form. The winner will be announced at the Women’s Leadership Academy’s Graduation on July 11th at 6 pm at the Willow Event Center.
- Rene Henderson, Rene Henderson 4 JP
- Carol Crews, Twentieth Judicial Prosecuting Attorney
- Amber DiPersia and Jennifer Cale, UCA Student Government Association
Past Presentation References and Information
Mindfulness and other daily practices, Presented by Dr. Julia Winden-Fey – January 23, 2018
Imposter Syndrome, Presented by LaKisha M. Johnson, M.A. – October 18, 2018
Difficult Conversations, Presented by Dr. Amy Hawkins – October 18, 2018
Nurturing and Self-Care, Presented by Dr. Angela Webster – October 18, 2018
Intentional and Inclusive Leadership, Presented by Drs. Angela Webster and Taine Duncan – September 16, 2020 – PowerPoint – If you would like to reference this PDF, keep in mind that some references were mentioned but not included on the slides. If you’d like to use some of the information, please cite Drs. Webster and Duncan. If you’d like additional materials to cite or have any questions about source materials, email the presenters at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. | Handout
Contact Us . . .
The Women’s Leadership Network at UCA is proud to collaborate with and support other women’s groups. For more information, please contact Dr. Shaneil Ealy, Associate Vice President of UCA Outreach & Community Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 450-5261.