I was so pleased to be a part of the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders again this year. Women students from colleges and universities all over the county gather each year at this time at the University of Maryland for this exceptional conference that is sponsored by the American Association of University Women and NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
My workshop this year focused on The Work-Life Challenge and Finding a Balance that Works for You. The 40 young women, who attended the workshop, were diverse in their career goals but united in their positive attitudes about the opportunities for women. The themes of the Best Friends at the Bar books, especially The New Balance for Today’s Woman Lawyer, transcend the law profession and are applicable to women with many other career objectives. It was a great audience, and the workshop combined information with interactive exercises in networking and identifying subject themes and take-aways.
I enjoyed meeting so many impressive young women—-and some not-so young-women, who are making important career transitions. All of you college and university women out there should think about joining the conference next year. I hope to be there again and meet you then!