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 Save the Date!
The WILD Leadership Conference will be held on the campus of Michigan State University at the MSU Union on Sunday, November 12, 2023.
WHAT IS WILD?

The Women*s Initiative for Leadership Development (or WILD) is a student leadership conference facilitated by a committee of engaged students in collaboration with the office of Women*s Student Services and Women*s Council at Michigan State University.

 

The vision of WILD is to connect, engage, and prepare individuals and groups at MSU and beyond to be agents of social change on campus, in the community, and for broader society.

 

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All Spartans who are interested in gender equity, empowerment, and leadership development are encouraged to attend!

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SUBMIT YOUR WILD CONFERENCE PROPOSAL NOW 
Submit a workshop proposal matching one or more of our themes at this link
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APPLY TO BE THE WILD STUDENT KEYNOTE NOW
Apply to be the WILD Student Keynote and receive a $500 honorarium if selected. 
The link to apply is here 
CONFERENCE THEME
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We are a part of a larger community who we can turn to for support and comfort. After experiencing traumatic events or pain, we might feel isolated–believing we have to experience these things alone.

 

In reality we are not alone, we have a whole community who we can lean on and go to for support. We have learned we are surrounded by people who want to connect and support through presence even as we are struggling.

 

Our feelings and emotions are valid–no matter what form they come in. Communities of support and belonging will validate these feelings. Through our community, we gain new energy and confidence. As we rejuvenate our collective, we move forward with the strength of knowing we are in this together. We have gained the tools to heal and take care of ourselves in the future. We need to foster critical hope that we can liberate ourselves and our community.

 

Our liberation can motivate us and others to push forward social change–ultimately creating the world that we seek.

2021 CONFERENCE SPONSORS
2022 SPONSORS

We are deeply grateful for the financial and in-kind support we've received in the past from the following groups, departments, and units in support of the WILD 2022 Program! 2023 Sponsors will be posted soon! Interested in supporting WILD? Please email Heather Shea (hshea@msu.edu) for information on how you can support WILD. 

The Graduate School

Women in Engineering Program


 

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