SIU Law School hosts 8th Annual Women in Leadership Conference

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SIU Law School hosts 8th Annual Women in Leadership Conference

January 11, 2018, Joe Ragusa, WSIL TV3

CARBONDALE -- Organizers of a workshop at SIU hoped to empower women in leadership.  

The law school hosted the two-day workshop on Thursday, January 11 and Friday, January 12.

Professors encouraged both female and male law students to attend the sessions in an effort to understand the challenges women face as they climb the corporate ladder.

Law Professor Angela Upchurch has seen more female law students recently without an increase in women leaders.

"Ultimately, we want women to feel empowered and ready to really start their careers so they can achieve those leadership jobs earlier in their career," she said.

The workshop wrapped up with a dinner Friday night at the  SIU Student Center in Ballroom B.    

Lois Wood, former executive director of the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, gave the keynote address. 

See the news clip here