GLOW Student Leadership and Diversity Conference

GLOW Student Leadership and Diversity Conference

2021 Virtual GLOW Leadership and Diversity Conference

Empower yourself through virtual workshops and events that build skills in leadership, inclusion and confidence. 

Pre-register for GLOW 2021 Virtual Events

Virtual Events: 

Spittin’ Reality, Inspiring Power

Tuesday, March 23 | 1 - 2 p.m.

Hear from local poets as they spit reality and inspire power as leaders to impact change. Walk away with new realizations of what is possible in your life, how you can actually change the world, and why courageous leadership is something we are all called to. 

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Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts

Tuesday, March 23 | 6 - 8 p.m.

“Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech.” - Susan Sontag

Have you sat silent in the face of stereotypes and bias? You didn’t know what to say? Were you afraid to speak up? Staying silent in the face of demeaning comments, stereotypes or bias allows these attitudes and behaviors to thrive. This undermines our ability to create an inclusive organization where each person is welcomed, treated with respect and able to do their best work. In this workshop, explore why people don’t speak up against stereotypes and other bias behaviors, and enhance your skills for making your voice heard with useful, easy-to-learn technique, as you communicate in a diverse world.

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Expansion of Thought Through the Art of Play!     

Wednesday, March 24 |  12 - 1:15 p.m.

Max capacity: 30

Join Michelle Gilliam, voice actor and improviser from ImprovMKE, in co-creating spaces on the spot of joy and fun. Learn to be comfortable with the uncomfortable, and learn to just have fun!

You will receive an email with the event link after you register. If you have questions, please email Jomarie Coloriano at

Hear a Better World

Wednesday, March 24 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Join us as Audiologist Juliëtte Sterkins, AuD, offers a powerful presentation on the importance of protecting your hearing. You will learn an audiological overview of the ear and how people hear, types of hearing loss and the consequences of hearing loss.

Visit the D365 webpage for more information and to register.

Gathering of Leaders

Thursday, March 25 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Gain new ideas, challenge old ways of thinking, be empowered to make a difference, and develop a leadership identity and vision through networking and exploring important issues in leadership and diversity. Hear from our engaging keynote speakers, Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Singh Kaleka of Serve to Unite who will host a powerful discussion of healing and forgiveness after hate.

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Speaker Bios: 

  • Pardeep Singh Kaleka is a native of Pubjab, India, who grew up in Wisconsin. A Milwaukee police officer and educator and current therapist, Pardeep specializes in holistic, trauma-informed treatment with a passion for healing and recovery. 
  • Arno Michaelis is an author, speaker, educator and filmmaker who transformed his life as a former white supremacist by learning forgiveness. He uses his experiences to share his ongoing process of character development and promote acceptance, diversity and inclusion. 

Leading Bravely

Thursday, March 25 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Join an engaging conversation with a diverse panel of successful women leaders. 

We invite you to join us on Thursday, March 25 for a Leading Bravely panel discussion to be inspired by the hard work of local women in leadership - whether quiet or loud, bold or timid - and learn to lead bravely. 

The panel includes: 

  • Kennia Coronado, community activist, PhD candidate at UW-Madison and Board Member for Planned Parenthood
  • Auntavia Jackson, Director of Southeastern Wisconsin Expansion at Public Allies
  • Representative Greta Neubauer, Wisconsin State Representative for Racine, WI and the 66th Assembly District
  • Mary Pucci, Co-Founder of Racine Women for Racial Justice
  • Kelly Scroggins-Powell, Co-founder and Executive Director of Racine Women for Racial Justice
  • Tammi Summers, PhD, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Gateway

Engage with these leaders on topic such as: 

  • Breaking the leadership glass ceiling 
  • Diverse representation of local leadership in business, education, nonprofit and civic engagement
  • Practical tools to embrace your own leadership potential and be inspired by your own path to greatness

This session is the perfect way for women—and men—develop their own confidence, strength and power to become stronger leaders. 

Join via Zoom

Youth and Opportunity: A Deliberative Dialogue with Newman Civic Fellow Megan Bahr

Friday, March 26 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Max capacity:15

Join Newman Civic Fellow Megan Bahr for a Deliberative Dialogue on Youth and Opportunity. In this session, we will engage in lively discussion on the question: What should we do for future generations to thrive?

You will receive an email with the event link after you register.  If you have questions, please email Jomarie Coloriano at