Women, Leadership, & Policy Conference



Schedule of Events

10 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:30 am: Opening Remarks

Sophie Trawalter - Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Psychology, Frank Batten School

11 am: Policy Careers: Lessons Learned and Strategies for Success from Leaders at Every Level

Jeannemarie Devolites Davis - Candidate for Lieutenant Governor and former member of the Virginia House of Delegates and Virginia State Senator
Holly Edwards - Westhaven Nursing Clinic and former Vice Mayor of Charlottesville
Kathleen Hartnett - Former Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to the President, The White House
Moderated by Adelina Bryant MPP '13 - Editor-in-Chief, Virginia Policy Review

12:30 pm: Roundtable Brown Bag Lunches I-III

I: International Women's Leadership: Jeanine Braithwaite - Professor of Public Policy, Frank Batten School; Denise Walsh - Associate Professor of Politics and of Studies in Women and Gender
II: Nonprofit and Community Leadership: Erika Viccellio - Executive Director of the Charlottesville Free Clinic
III: Career Choices for Women - Assessing Priorities: Sarah Isham - Director, University Career Services; Jill Rockwell - Senior Assistant Dean for Career Services, Frank Batten School

2 pm: Keynote Address and Dean's Introduction

“Collaborating on the Cutting Edge of Gender Equality: From Combat Exclusion to Combat Inclusion”

Anne M. Coughlin - Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

3:15 pm: Women Leaders for Women’s Leadership

Cecilia Clarke - Founder and Executive Director, Sadie Nash Leadership Project
Jennifer Walcott – Deloitte Women’s Initiative and Principal, Strategies and Operations
Molly Schmalzbach – USAID Public Affairs Analyst and former Fellow, mothers2mothers
Moderated by Anna Rorem MPP '13 - Batten Council Representative

4:30 pm: Networking Reception

Refreshments and heavy hors d'eourves

5 pm: “Miss Representation” Screening and Discussion

Andrea Press - Professor of Media Studies and Sociology and former Executive Director of the Virginia Film Festival
Introduction by Kelly Connors MPP '13 - Managing Director, Formative Change Group

All events will take place in the Garrett Great Hall unless otherwise specified

Thanks to our additional sponsors: University Career Services, Batten Council, Virginia Policy Review, Formative Change Group


Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:00am to 7:00pm