Focus is on empowering women through developing personal leadership skills

February 13, 2018

The 2018 Women and Leadership Conference hosted by Regis University on March 3 will focus on providing opportunities for participants to develop their own leadership skills. The conference, which was well attended during its inaugural year in 2017, will feature lively conversations and presentations focused on the challenges and opportunities for women in the workplace.

This year, Crisanta Duran, the speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, will be the conference’s keynote speaker covering topics such as leadership styles, vision, emotional intelligence and communication skills.

The focus will be on concrete ideas participants may apply to their own work, according to Maria Alejandra Quijada, Ph.D., a presenter and the conference organizer.

“This year, we will focus on strengthening leadership skills and discuss key learnings from research and experiences that make for more effective leaders,” she said.

Quijada hopes the conference will provide new ways of thinking about leadership that will support participants in their work and lives, and help women make a difference in society.

The conference, sponsored by Regis’ Women’s and Gender Studies program, the College of Business and Economics’ WELL Center and Henry Wurst Inc., will be held at the Claver Recital Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 on Regis’ Northwest Denver Campus, 3333 Regis Blvd.

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University, one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs and extensive online program offerings with more than 11,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit