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Mission: The Women of Worth Initiative (W) creates and sustains a community for women who identify as members of underrepresented racial and ethnic populations in order to promote professional development, mentorship, self-worth, and a sense of belonging for faculty, staff, and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The mission is supported through an annual conference and supplementary programs that foster on-going community engagement and opportunities to unite and strengthen networks.

The 2023 Women of Worth (WoW) Conference, scheduled for September 2023 will focus on professional development and career advancement. The conference will address issues around identity and inclusion and provide a brave space to discuss topics such as: glass ceilings, imposter syndrome, leadership development and well-being.

Conference Features:

  • Keynote Speaker
  • Multiple Session Tracks (student, staff, faculty)
  • Networking opportunities
  • Closing Reception

Call for Conference Proposals:

Call for proposals will open in April 2023.


This program welcomes all participants regardless of age, race, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, political ideology, or veteran status.