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  • COB: Women's Leadership Conference

    Women's Leadership Conference

    College of Business
    March 24, 2023
    8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Conference registration is $85

    The Women's Leadership Conference is designed to foster the discovery of purpose and inspire professional growth. Our 2023 event will feature concurrent sessions and keynote speakers from a diverse set of experienced professionals who have managed career pivots, established businesses, led non-profits and corporate enterprises, volunteered for their communities, and pushed their careers further with the support of their networks.

    As part of our celebration of Women's History Month, the conference will be held on Friday, March 24th, in Johnson Hall and the Roaden University Center on the campus of Tennessee Tech University. Conference registration is $85. Student tickets are $10.

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At Tennessee Tech, we are committed to a supportive environment for our faculty, staff, and students. As stated in the university’s strategic plan, “Tech Tomorrow,” we are dedicated to providing a diverse and welcoming community, as well as a campus size and atmosphere that fosters personal attention and fit. This includes diversity. Resources directed to this effort include:

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity 

The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community composed of faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students from over 450 colleges and universities. Tennessee Tech is an institutional member of the NCFDD, allowing our faculty and staff access to the amazing resources provided through the NCFDD. 

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Tech Tomorrow: Engagement for Impact

The new members of the Tech Tomorrow Strategic Planning Team have been selected and Jeremy Blair, assistant professor of art education in the School of Art, Craft and Design, has been named the faculty leader for the Tech Tomorrow Engagement for Impact goal.

“I am so excited to serve on the Tech Tomorrow Strategic Planning team,” Blair said. “As the new faculty lead for Engagement for Impact, I look forward to fostering innovative partnerships, developing engaging programs, and building bridges across campus that empower our students and university.

“Tech Tomorrow provides a unique opportunity for me to collaborate across disciplines, explore new directions and infrastructures, and dream without boundaries. Speaking with today’s students and faculty inspires me to serve Tech Tomorrow creatively and reimagine the future of Tennessee Tech.”

He served on the previous Innovation in All We Do working group, as well as on the Rural Reimagined Grand Challenge committee.

The previous leader for this goal was Bedelia Russell, associate professor of nursing instruction in the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing.

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LinkedIn Learning Resources 

LinkedIn Learning is a service available to all Tennessee Tech faculty, staff, and students. LinkedIn Learning offers a wide variety of professional development resources. Below you will find a list of LinkedIn Learning resources specifically related to diversity. 

Additional Resources 






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