AAUW Unveils Dynamic Speaker Lineup for Women’s Student Leadership Conference

Melissa Harris-Perry headshot
April 18, 2017


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AAUW Unveils Dynamic Speaker Lineup for Women’s Student Leadership Conference


Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D.,  a writer, professor, and political commentator, will  deliver the keynote address at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) on Friday, June 2.

Danielle Feinberg, the director of photography for lighting at Pixar; Amanda Nguyen, the president and founder of Rise; Rosie Rios, the 43rd treasurer of the United States; and Crystal Valentine, a writer and poet, are this year’s Women of Distinction awardees in recognition of their distinguished accomplishments. They will deliver remarks on Thursday, June 1.

Yoga teacher and body positive advocate Jessamyn Stanley will lead a meditation session followed by a sale for her new book, Every Body Yoga, on Saturday, June 3.


Now in its 32nd year, NCCWSL is the premier national conference for students to hone their leadership skills, make lifelong connections, and get ready to shape the world. AAUW hosts the annual event.


Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, College Park


May 31–June 3, 2017




The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Learn more and join us at www.aauw.org.

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