Women Enriching Women
Save the date for the annual Bluffton University Women Enriching Women conference
on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
This day is designed for women of all ages to come together, learn from each other
and support the next generation of professionals.
Your registration fee covers all costs associated with speaker fees, handouts and
lunch. After expenses are covered, a small portion of the registration fee goes into
our Professional Enrichment Grant (“PEG”) which provides financial support to Bluffton University undergraduate women who want
to attend a professional conference as part of their academic experience.
This event is sponsored by the Bluffton University Women's Council.
This year's event will feature two keynote speakers and an alumni panel.
Schedule of Events:
Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall
9:30 a.m. - Attendees check-in and help themselves to breakfast provided by The Dough Hook.
10 a.m. - Welcome by Women’s Council representative
10:05 a.m.- Keynote speaker Dr. Jane Wood, Bluffton University president
10:45 a.m. - Q&A for Dr. Wood
10:55 a.m. - Short video presentation
11 a.m. - Alumnae panel of various ages and careers share their stories, moderated by Marathana
Prothro, assistant professor of communication
Panelists: Marlena Ballinger '14, Jean Boen-Roberts '07, Phyllis Bixler '61, Lindsay
Horn '19 and Ruth-Ann Shantz '14, MBA '16
Bob’s Place in Marbeck Center
Noon - Lunch in Bob’s Place, opportunity to visit the bookstore, connect with a representative
from Beyond MedSpa, event sponsor
12:45 p.m. - Keynote speaker Alaina Shearer, founder of Women in Digital and motivational
speaker: "The Power of An Ask"
Women today have more power than ever before. Alaina Shearer's personal and professional
mission is to give every woman in every industry, the awareness of the power each
holds for each other. During her engaging talk, hear Alaina's story of her professional
journey and the gender discrimination she witnessed and experienced that led to her
founding Women in Digital, a national organization with over 2K members. The story
will leave you moved, energized and empowered to instigate change within your own
personal and professional networks.
1:45 p.m. - Ask & Give Workshop with Alaina Shearer
What happens when women gather with the intent to ask each other for help and to lift
each other up rather than to compete? Experience the power of Asks & Gives, the exchange
that has changed thousands of women's lives and led to Women in Digital's grassroots
2:45-3 p.m. - Closing remarks