Young Women, Strong Leaders

Young Women, Strong Leaders (YWSL) is a one-day conference for collegiate women to focus on building practical skill sets that will empower you on your career path. West Michigan leaders from a variety of career backgrounds will discuss things they wish they knew, and how to find ways to connect, learn, grow and evolve your career pathway. The YWSL Conference aims to provide you with the tools necessary to become leaders on your campuses and in your communities  — today and into the future — through a series of sessions that explore everything from finding a mentor to career exploration to personal enrichment.

2017 YWSL Conference

When: Friday, March 24, 2017
Where: Grand Rapids Community College; Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tickets are $25 each and must be paid for at time of registration.

*All participants are welcome. Those in need of accommodations, please contact the Communications Department at

"What I Wish I Knew: Jump-Starting Your Career and Building on Your Success"

 Keynote Speaker: Megan Sall

Megan SallMegan currently serves as an Engagement Manager at CQL, a custom software development firm in Grand Rapids whose mission is to connect people and data for good. In her role, Megan focuses on finding business opportunities, growing relationships with customers, and engaging with the west Michigan community.

Megan holds a B.A. in International Relations and an M.P.A. from Grand Valley State University. She remains close to the university, serving on the Board of Trustees, the Alumni Chapter for the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration, and as a mentor for the Cook Leadership Academy. Megan also serves on the Board of Directors for Hello West Michigan.




Time Event
8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
9 a.m. Welcome
9:15 a.m. Keynote presentation
10 a.m. Breakout Session 1
11 a.m. Breakout Session 2
Noon  Breakout Session 3
1 p.m. Lunch and panel discussion
2 p.m. Closing remarks


Sponsored by: MI-ACE; Michigan Women's Commission; Michigan Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education


Please note that payment is required for your registration to be processed.


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