Cameron hosts 3rd annual Empowering Women in Leadership and STEM Conference

Cameron hosts 3rd annual Empowering Women in Leadership and STEM Conference

LAWTON, OK (TNN) - Cameron University held a conference aimed at giving women the connections and knowledge they need to advance in the world.

The university’s third annual Empowering Women in Leadership and STEM Conference was Thursday evening at the McCasland Ballroom. They met with women in dozens of professional fields on a number of subjects, like body language and gender issues in the workplace.

The event gives women a place to ask questions and network, something organizers are happy to provide.

“Any time you have an opportunity to bring people together -- to grow, to learn, to become better, to learn how to listen to one another, and really to just grow internally-- I think any time we have a conference, you’re able to bring folks in who have some skillsets that maybe we don’t have just right here in southwest Oklahoma, that’s a positive thing,” said Shelia Youngblood."

Thursday’s keynote speaker was cognitive scientist doctor Therese Huston, who gave a speech on gender bias and how it shapes feedback.

A Q & A panel discussion was held afterward.

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