Thursday's Program

Registration - At PORTAL on Main Campus
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Plenary – Women’s Leadership in Economic Mobility and Community Development
1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
“Leadership is the expectation that you can use your voice for good. That you can make the world a better place.” - Sheryl Sandberg, March 2014 By any definition, women ARE leaders in our communities. By Sandberg’s definition, women are THE leaders of our communities. Women make up approximately 70% of the nonprofit workforce. Women are activists, advocates, government officials, teachers, care-takers, and change-makers. Join us for this plenary to learn about women’s unique contributions to making the world a better place and how women are working to make a difference in our community.
Introduction of Research Briefs
2:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Research Brief Roundtables
3:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Breastfeeding: The Impact of Policy on Duration and Rates, with Implications for Improving Economic Mobility in Charlotte
The Female Call to Authorship in Popular Fiction and Academia
How Culturally Inappropriate Treatment May Be Holding Back Women and Girls
Sustaining Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Projects: Lessons Learned Developing Latina Community Groups
Unseen and Unheard: Addressing Homelessness in Charlotte
Climbing the Ladder One Rung at a Time: Examining the Role of Economic Mobility in Educational Attainment