Women's Empowerment Conference
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Holmes Student Center

The Latino Resource Center's De Mujer a Mujer program, in collaboration with E.B.O.N.Y. Women, Student Association and The Ladies of Distinction, will host its eighth annual Women's Empowerment Conference on Saturday, April 6, 2019, in the NIU Holmes Student Center. The conference will focus on:

  • Providing women of color with personal and professional development needed to succeed in college.
  • Cultivating the leadership skills that will prepare women of color for the working world.
  • Educating women of color about the importance of maintaining their cultural heritage and well-being.

This conference focuses on providing social support, academic guidance and leadership opportunities that foster self-confidence, self-awareness, self-esteem, and increase the retention and graduation rates of women of color at the high school and college level. Although this conference is designed to promote services specific to the needs of women of color, all college and high school women are welcome to attend the conference.


There is no cost to attend the conference.



If you are registered and under the age of 18, you must submit a parent persmision form in order to attend the conference.


Substitutions of registrants may be made, without penalty, anytime prior to the program's commencement. However, if you do not have a substitute of registrant, we ask that you cancel at least one week (March 29, 2019) prior to the conference date to allow other students on the wait list to be able to attend.

What to Wear

All participants should wear business casual attire to the conference.


The conference will take place in the Holmes Student Center at NIU's main campus. Holmes Student Center is located at the corner of Normal Road and Lucinda Avenue. View our interactive 3D campus map or get directions to DeKalb.


Free parking is available at parking lot 5, which surrounds the Campus Life Building, 545 Lucinda Avenue (corner of Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road). Spaces designated as reserved, pay station are not available.

If you have state issued handicapped license plates or a placard, you may park in any designated handicapped parking space at parking lot 5.


Please call us at 815-753-1986.

Contact Us

515 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

Main Office Hours
8 a.m.4:30 p.m.

Latino Center Building Hours
8 a.m.–10 p.m.
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


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