HIGHER Ground Conference


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11th Annual HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Conference

Friday, November 3, 2017
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 N 3rd Street
Richmond, Virginia

Challenging The Narrative: Creating Change For Ourselves And Our World

The ways in which we understand and share our narrative shapes how we engage with and impact the world. To be transformational leaders, advocates, and change agents, we must stay grounded in who we are as individuals while working to weave a collective narrative that honors the experiences of everyone. With our 2017 theme, the Annual HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Conference Committee hopes to inspire participants with new perspectives and skills related to the power of individual and community narrative for envisioning, forging, and sustaining social equity, individual and collective wellbeing, and personal and professional growth.





The Annual HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Conference provides high-quality education and networking opportunities for women. Each year, more than 300 women come together to share ideas, illuminate innovative leadership practices and explore factors that influence their effectiveness at work, at home, and in their communities. This conference provides women with a tremendous opportunity to grow, develop, and learn with practical solutions for success in their personal and professional lives. Our one day, multi-track format offers a self-directed facilitated learning environment with education sessions and interactive forums. Key features include: plenary sessions, panel discussions, workshops, and regional and national speakers highlighting timely issues of importance to women. The conference is brought to a close with a networking event. Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available for full participation in this event.



2015 Conference Group Photo with speakers, sponsors, and Suzanne Malveuax Speakers and sponsors pose for a photo with Suzanne Malveaux