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SAVE THE DATE   |   November 2nd, 2023

Join us for LINK 23

November 2nd, 2023  |  9 am to 3 pm  |  Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place

Registration is now open and we are looking forward to seeing you at the 2023 Women LINK Conference. Be sure to register before October 20, 2023 to receive the discounted price of $70. The price will increase to $100 after this date.

Hotel Group Rate Available

The Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place is offering a discounted rate for conference participants. This rate is available for 11/01/2023 to 11/02/2023. Use the link below to book your room before the the deadline.

Rooms must by booked by Friday, October 13, 2023 to receive this rate.

Book Your Room Now


Thursday, November 2nd

8:30 - 9:00 AM


Registration Table Open

9:00 - 9:15 AM


  • Melanie Page, Ph.D. , Associate VP for Creative and Scholarly Activities, West Virginia University and Director, NASA WV Space Grant Consortium
9:15 - 10:30 AM

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.

  • Tracey Beckley, Ed.D. , Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, West Virginia University
  • Sarah Armstrong Tucker, Ph.D. , Chancellor of the Community and Technical College System (CTCS) of West Virginia and Chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC)
  • 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
10:30 - 10:45 AM


10:45 - 11:45 AM

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 , Technology Manager and Innovative Partnership Specialist, Glenn Research Center, NASA Technology Transfer Program
  • Melanie Hall , Distribution Tech Supervisor, First Energy
12:00 - 1:00 PM



1:00 - 2:00 PM

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 for University Relations and Enrollment Management, West Virginia University
2:00 - 3:00 PM

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.



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