FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2024
Women's Conference Slated for March 23
The annual College of the Canyons Women’s Conference will return to the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center on Saturday, March 23. Held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., this year’s conference will feature an exciting lineup of presenters and breakout sessions designed around the theme “Flourish."
“This year’s conference is meant to inspire women in our Santa Clarita Valley community to flourish, whether by embracing their current circumstances or by making the necessary changes to establish new roots,” said Rian Medlin, assistant superintendent and vice president of human resources at the college. “We hope this year’s Women’s Conference provides attendees with the tools and resources they need to grow into the best versions of themselves.”
The event will kick off with a welcome by Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook, followed by a keynote speech by Karen Laos, a communication expert and confidence cultivator.
With 30 years of coaching experience, Laos is on a mission to help eliminate self-doubt in 10 million women and replace it with self-confidence. Through the use of simple strategies and actionable tips, she has empowered women to ask for what they want in the boardroom and beyond. Her work has been featured on ABC, CBS, Fox, Inc., and NBC.
Laos is also the author of “Trust Your Own Voice: Growing Your Influence Through Confident Communication,” as well as the host of the podcast “Ignite Your Confidence,” which encourages women to stop holding back.
Attendees will also benefit from breakout sessions throughout the day covering a wide range of topics, such as mindfulness, exploring passions, engaging in the community, and women’s health and wellness.
Admission is $35, and $25 for students and college staff (identification required). Admission includes access to all events and activities, catered meals, as well as a robust vendor fair. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
Conference sponsors include presenting sponsor Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Valencia and UCLA Health.
For more information about the 2024 Women’s Conference and to purchase tickets, please click here.