Netflix exec, movie producer headline Women Leaders Conference

Netflix executive Ferial Govashiri and film director and producer Robin Hauser headline the UWM School of Continuing Education’s 10th annual Women Leaders Conference on Friday at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

The Women Leaders Conference celebrates women who are pioneers in their fields and uncovers their proven methods for success. Attendees discover what inspires these accomplished women leaders and how to harness that energy to empower themselves.

Ferial Govashiri

In the opening keynote presentation, “From Politics to Business: First-Generation Success in America,” Govashiri will be joined in conversation by Joan Prince, UWM vice chancellor of global inclusion and engagement. Govashiri, who also served as personal aide to President Barack Obama, will discuss her experiences as an immigrant who has found success in both the public and private sectors in the United States.

Hauser will host the luncheon keynote presentation, “How to Recognize and Resist Unconscious Bias in Our Lives.” Hauser, director and producer at Finish Line Features and director of the film “Bias,” will talk about how to recognize and resist unconscious bias as she explores the science around implicit bias and its impact, from sexual harassment to artificial intelligence.

Robin Hauser

In addition to the keynote presentations, the conference includes ample opportunities to network with colleagues while enjoying a variety of educational seminars and panel discussions in areas such as diversity and inclusion, innovation and change, leadership and service, managing your career, and personal and professional wellness.

“For 10 years, UW-Milwaukee’s Women Leaders Conference has inspired, engaged and energized professional women through talks, panels and discussions,” said Nancy Nelson, provost’s deputy for continuing education at UWM. “We are proud of how our conference has grown and evolved over the last decade. We continue to bring national speakers and local experts together to discuss current issues and demonstrate successful solutions to the personal and professional challenges faced by women.”

For more information, visit the conference website.

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