Women's Conference

7th Annual Women⁺s Conference

Thursday, March 16th, 2023

Sponsored by: Women⁺s Resource Center, Office of Equity & Inclusion, Women's Studies, Hollywood by the Horns, Queer Culture & Resource Center, Black Resource Center, and Associated Students Inc. 

Thursday, March 16, 2023. 11:30am–6:30pm. Loker Student Union 3rd floor. Free food and prizes. Keynote Jessamyn Stanley. Boundaries, happy hour, yoga, entrepreneurship, vendors, Lunafest, poetry, etc


Who can attend the conference?

This is a free event and open to students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members of all genders.

Is it required to attend all sessions at the conference?

No, participants can choose to attend some or all of the sessions offered throughout the day.

Is registration required?

You can RSVP on Toro Link, but it's not required. Space is limited for the keynote lunch and the yoga session, so we recommend arriving early.

Can I bring my entire class?


Conference Schedule

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Keynote Lunch

Keynote and Q&A with Jessamyn Stanley | Ballroom C

Lunch buffet opens at 11:15 a.m.

Jessamyn Stanley is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed voice in wellness, highly sought after for her insights on 21st-century yoga and intersectional identity. With an impassioned message of representation and visibility, Jessamyn advocates for body acceptance, equity in the health industry, women’s empowerment, and Black and LGBTQ inclusion.

As a successful yoga instructor and entrepreneur, Jessamyn is the founder of The Underbelly, a wellness app for those who may feel displaced, discouraged, or overlooked due to not seeing themselves reflected in the health and fitness community. In her book Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance, Jessamyn’s series of funny and thoughtful essays use the lens of authentic yoga practice to explore issues of self-love, body-positivity, race, sex and sexuality, cannabis, and more.

A regular contributor to SELF magazine, Jessamyn has been featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan (UK) and SELF, featured on Good Morning America, and covered in the New York Times, Vogue, Glamour, and Sports Illustrated among many other domestic and international media outlets.

12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Vendor & Resource Fair

Vendor & Resource Fair | Ballroom B

Check out various women- and POC-owned vendors, campus and community resources, free pop-up boutique, creative activities, and a photo booth!

Refreshments provided from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Yoga with Jessamyn Stanley | Ballroom A

Learn from award-winning yoga instructor Jessamyn Stanley! Her class provides a body positive approach to yoga which celebrates students’ bodies and encourages them to ask, “How do I feel?” rather than “How do I look?” when practicing yoga. Beginners welcome.

Space is limited to 40 participants. Free yoga mats provided!

The Beauty in Entrepreneurship | LSU 324/325

How to navigate through entrepreneurship, take on a global industry, and remain your authentic self!

Entrepreneur and CSUDH alumna Brittany Golden founded IGL Nails after leaving her corporate communications career during the 2020 pandemic. After nail shops closed, she began learning to do her own acrylic nails but disliked committing to one design style. When she looked for press-on nails at popular drug stores, she realized that none of the styles offered were unique, colorful, or at the lengths and sizes she desired. This experience inspired her to create IGL Nails, a nail-bed size inclusive press-on nail brand.

Since starting her company, IGL Nails has been featured in KTLA, Yahoo, & InStyle Magazine. Brittany also had the opportunity to participate in Goldman Sachs’ inaugural Black in Business cohort where she won first place during the graduation pitch competition, and she placed second on Revolt and Target’s entrepreneurship series Bet on Black.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Establishing Culturally Informed Boundaries | LSU 320

Navigating family, friendships, romantic connections, school, and work can feel like a circus act! You may feel overwhelmed, exhausted, misunderstood, guilty, and ashamed as you straddle your needs and those of your loved ones. This workshop will discuss the value of identifying your needs, highlight the importance of cultivating culturally informed boundaries, and provide tools to nurture your social connections without neglecting yourself.

Facilitated by Dr. Norma Quintero from Student Psychological Services

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Self-Love Poetry Workshop | LSU 324/325

This is not a lecture-style workshop, and the intention of this space is not to teach you how to write or create anything. It is more so a place to practice what you know but maybe forgot. A safe space to learn how to rebuild creative self-trust and self-love through doing/writing. You will walk away with a poem that reflects what your soul is channeling — a little reminder of your own love.

Poetry performance and facilitation by Monica Salazar

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

LUNAFEST Film Screening | LSU 326/327

Today, there are still twice as many male short-film directors as female directors. Since 2000, the LUNAFEST® traveling film festival has been flipping the script, creating opportunities for more than 150 women filmmakers to share their untold stories.

We’re proud to amplify the inspiring short films by this year’s selection of women and gender nonconforming directors. Our featured filmmakers are from all walks of life and range from poets to conservationists and activists to educators. In a span of 95 minutes, these films tackle universal themes of friendship, bravery, and community–while also breaking down barriers and celebrating the importance of finding joy

Refreshments provided.

Co-sponsored by Hollywood By The Horns

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Happy Hour Mixer | Ballroom A

Spend some time making friends and meeting other like-minded folks at DH! Our happy hour networking event is a space to build community in a fun and easy-going environment.

Non-alcoholic beverages and apps will be provided!

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