Connecting Womxn of Color Conference Registration 2023

Friday, 20 October 2023 — 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The theme for this year’s conference is Lead from Where You Are.  As we actively work to create and sustain communities in which everyone belongs—and feels that they belong, we can both celebrate who we are and address the challenges and inequities that we face.  It starts by leading from where you are – whoever you are and wherever you are – finding and creating ways to serve our communities, ways that are authentic to you and address the needs that you see, and building connections with each other.

Our keynote speaker is Tanya M. González, who has dedicated her 20+ year career to public service in Richmond, VA, serving Richmond’s Latine and immigrant communities. In her keynote, Leading as an In-Between, she shares her journey, purpose, insights, and ongoing motivation for serving.  Often having to navigate difficult challenges and amazing opportunities, she shares her experience as a pioneer in Richmond in the immigrant integration space, reflecting on what has occurred over the last two decades, as well as what there is still left to do.  Tanya defines her life’s purpose as simply this – to be welcoming.  Through her keynote, she shares how she has lived in to that purpose while working to dismantle and transform systems that are not often welcoming.  And she invites everyone to do simply that – be welcoming as a way of serving your community.

For more information on the workshops, please click here. To read more about our workshop leaders, please click here.


To best serve our attendees' needs, we ask that you please complete this registration form. Registration will close on Wednesday, 18 October 2023.

All are welcome - for all or any part of the conference.

If you have any questions or are having technical difficulties, please contact Kristen Phelps, Administrative Coordinator, Westhampton College at or 804-289-8468.

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