Presented by AAUW, the American Association of University Women, San Juan Chapter
This year, NCCWSL will be presented on May 28-30, 2015, at the University of Maryland, College Park. 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of NCCWSL, hosting over 1,000 young college women from around the world. It is a 3 day event focusing on preparing these women to be the next generation of leaders and includes the opportunity to attend over 50 workshops, meet incredible role models including the Women of Distinction award winners and speakers, and have detailed information regarding perspective graduate schools and employers. Speakers have run the gamut from astronaut Pam Melroy and cabinet member Donna Shalala to Chelsea Clinton.
Last year AAUW San Juan was proud to send 3 young women from UPR Rio Piedras [Noraida Martínez, Mayra Sanchez and Sofía Delgado] to the conference – they came back charged up to change the world – or at least their small piece of it. The confidence that attending this conference gave them, along with the chance to co-mingle with so many women who are also studying and the conference speakers was measurable and electrifying. All expenses are paid by AAUW for the winning candidates, and in September our group gathered to hear a presentation by our NCCWSL attendees outlining their experience - it made our commitment to the program even stronger.
For more information visit www.aauw.org. For the particulars on NCCWSL go to www.nccwsl.org.
We look forward to our 2015 collaboration with UPR to give more young Puerto Rican women the chance to be a part of this life changing experience.
Co-President AAUW SJ