Women’s Leadership Summit is April 1

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Women’s Leadership Summit

Sponsored by Women’s Studies, Campus Women’s Coalition, Women and Giving and Non-Profit Leadership Alliance
For more information contact: Elizabeth Tolman, Elizabeth.Tolman@sdstate.edu
Tuesday, April 1
Leadership Workshop: Success Starts With Self-Love
Workshop Leader: Maria Pascucci 
9:30-10:45 – University Student Union – Campanile Room – 169
Lean In Campus: Kickoff Mentoring Circle Workshop
Learn how to be a leader or member of a Lean In Circle.
Noon-1:15 – University Student Union – Campanile Room – 169
Scholar-to-Scholar Session
Student and Faculty Poster Presentations in the areas of Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, and Leadership
5:30 – 6:45 Roberts Reception Hall Performing Arts Center
Although the conference theme this year is women’s leadership, they  also welcome poster presentations from any area of feminist scholarship addressing gender as it intersects with race, culture, class, nation, sexuality, health, etc.
Keynote Address: Maria Pascucci 
Get Perfectly Imperfect and Lead
7:00 Larson Concert Hall Performing Arts Center
Pascucci will address how perfectionism can hold college students back from becoming leaders, barriers to leadership, and strategies to becoming confident, resilient leaders in college, and for life. Attendees receive an eBook of Pascucci’s book Campus Calm University.
Maria Pascucci Bio:

Maria Pascucci is a former anxiety-ridden college perfectionist and self-proclaimed recovering stressaholic turned certified professional life coach, author, speaker, leader and change-maker. She is fast becoming the “calm” voice for a new generation of rising women leaders from around the world. Her book Campus Calm University won a gold medal in the 13th Annual International Independent Publisher Book Awards, and has been called, “groundbreaking, refreshing and as calming as a cup of peppermint tea, or an extension on that term paper due tomorrow morning.” She is also the creator of the Campus Lead Her Success Kit, a personal leadership development tool for female college students.

Recognized as an impassioned spokesperson on perfectionism as a private barrier to women’s health, self-confidence and leadership development, Maria speaks from the power of personal experience to audiences across the nation. She had the honor of keynoting Purdue University’s 12th Annual Women in Leadership Conference, the University of California, Merced’s 2nd Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference, and the 2013 Western New York Student Leadership Conference. She is also a three-time speaker at the annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Her media appearances include USA TODAY College, ABC News Radio, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post, Feministing, All You Magazine, The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, New York’s Women’s Business Examiner, WKBW News Channel 7 Buffalo, and dozens of media outlets around the world.

Maria is a summa cum laude graduate of Canisius College. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History with a concentration in Writing and Women’s Studies. Maria is also a graduate of the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs program offered through the University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. She was named 1st Place “Protege of the Year” in the MWEE capstone business plan competition. In September 2013, Maria graduated from iPEC, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, to fulfill her dream of empowering others to make sustainable positive change in their lives, and is now a certified professional life coach.

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