Women LINK Conference
Join us for LINK 24
March 20, 2024 | 9 am to 3 pm | Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place
Registration is now open for the 2024 Women LINK Conference. Join us Wednesday, March 20, 2024 for a full day of engaging sessions. Hotel information is being finalized and will be made available on this site.
Registration Fee: $50 | Deadline to Register: March 06, 2024
Hotel Group Rate Available
The Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place is offering a discounted rate for conference participants. This rate is available for March 19–20, 2024. Use the link below to book your room before the the deadline.
Rooms must by booked by Tuesday, February 20, 2024 to receive this rate.Book Your Room Now
Wednesday, March 20
Registration Table Open
- Melanie Page, Ph.D. , Associate VP for Creative and Scholarly Activities, West Virginia University and Director, NASA WV Space Grant Consortium
Session 1 | Reclaiming Spaces: The Implications for “Imposter Syndrome”
The spaces we often work in were specifically designed for men who historically did not face the same issues as working women do. One result of this is that women often question their abilities or right to be at the table (often dubbed Imposter Syndrome), but recent work is redirecting those feelings towards the system away from the individual. Hear from several women in leadership positions as to how they have navigated these complex issues.
Lisa DeFrank Cole, EdD
, Director and F. Duke Perry Professor in Leadership Studies, West
- Karen Kettler, Ed.D. , Dean, College of Sciences, Professor of Biology, West Liberty University
- Lupe Davidson, Ph.D. , Associate Dean for Faculty, Eberly College, West Virginia University
Session 2 | Women in Primarily Male Occupied Workspaces
Research suggests that women face unique challenges in the workplace and that women who are one of only a few women in a company or on a team may face unique challenges. Come and hear from a panel of women from diverse industries that have historically been male dominated.
Elizabeth Vitullo, Ph.D.
, Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives, West Virginia University
- Joelle Spagnuolo-Loretta , NASA IV&V Project Manager, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Jeanne King , Innovative Partnership Specialist, Technology Manager, and Software Release Authority, Glenn Research Center, NASA Technology Transfer Program
- Melanie Hall , Distribution Tech Supervisor, Monongahela Power
Session 3 | Explore Your Strengths
Learn more about CliftonStrengths®, a science-based tool for you to utilize on your journey of purpose. Learning your top strengths will give you insight into your unique talents. By leaning into your strengths, you’ll be able to grow and develop your skills to help you continue to pursue the things you're passionate about as you build community.
- Whitney Godwin , Project Manager, The Purpose Center, University Relations and Enrollment Management, West Virginia University
Session 4 | Reduce Stress and Increase Joy with Emotional Freedom Technique
Women do it all— working, parenting, volunteering, and caring for others. No wonder we’re stressed! Over time, this physical and emotional stress contributes to issues including fatigue, weight gain, anxiety, burnout, and other health concerns. Release stress, rebuild your energy reserves, and rediscover your innate joy through Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Known as “Tapping,” EFT reprograms the body’s response to stress while allowing us to release negative emotions. Join in and feel the amazing difference that EFT produces.
- Jennifer (Jenny) Douglas, Ph.D. , Dean, Graduate Studies and Research Research and Academic Excellence at American Public University System and Founder, Being Human, LLC