Women’s Empowerment Leadership Conference


2024 Women’s Empowerment Leadership Conference

​Be Your Own Boss – Empower. Lead. Elevate.


Join us at the Women’s Empowerment Leadership Conference for an opportunity to network, meet other students and build a sense of belonging. Get inspired by keynote speaker Judge Vonda Bailey, and attend workshops on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and mental health — everything you need to help you “Be Your Own Boss!”


Date, Time and Location

Friday, March 8, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Richland Campus, Sabine Hall 117

12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75243


Free breakfast, lunch, conference T-shirt and tote bag will be provided to all registered student attendees. Transportation from other Dallas College campuses will be available upon request, and details will vary campus to campus.


Judge Vonda Bailey Shaw

255th Family District Court in Dallas County

Vonda Bailey Shaw is a Dallas, Texas native. She is the daughter of Charles and Cynthia Bailey and grew up in the historic Oak Cliff neighborhood. Vonda graduated from David W. Carter High School and then attended Dallas College where she obtained her associate degree.

Read more about Judge Vonda Bailey Shaw.


8 - 9 a.m.

Check-in and Breakfast

9 - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome: Dr. Stephanie Hill

9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Coffee Chats

9:45 - 10 a.m.

Break & Transition to Breakout Sessions

10 - 11 a.m.

Breakout Sessions #1
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy
  • Mental Health

11 - 11:05 a.m.

Break & Transition to Breakout Sessions

11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Breakout Sessions #2
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy
  • Mental Health

12:05 - 1 p.m.

Lunch and Networking

1 - 2 p.m.

Keynote Address: Judge Vonda Bailey Shaw

2 - 2:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks