OLIVET, Mich. Olivet College is hosting its fifth annual Womens Conference Wednesday, March 26 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the colleges Mott Auditorium. This event, sponsored by the Betsy Dole Center for Womens Studies, is free and open to the public.
Kicking-off the conference is The Sisterhood Network, an all-female organization from Lansing Everett High School. They will perform Hindsight, a historical perspective of the evolution of African-American music from its African roots to its creation of various genres here in America. Additional conference topics include women in government, women and affirmative action, Title IX, mentoring and tapping into networks.
The days keynote speaker, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, will wrap-up the conference with her presentation Moving Forward Without Forgetting, at 1:30 p.m. in Mott Auditorium.
During her military career, Kickbusch was the Executive Officer for Information Systems Command, Technical Advisor to the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center, and the Company Commander of an all-male platoon. She retired after 20 years of service as the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army.
Upon retiring, Kickbusch founded Educational Achievement Services, Inc., sharing her years of leadership experience, success techniques and motivational messages to empower people of all ages through seminars and workshops.
For more information, call (269) 749-6625.