Women of Color Trailblazers Conference 2019

This is a past event.

“Going Beyond Politics”

The 2019 conference will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color. Co-sponsored by the Weissman Center for Leadership, this year’s keynote speakers will include political figures and activists who are engaged in public policy.

About the Conference

The SGA Students of Color Committee prides itself on creating spaces where students can continue to question, challenge and cultivate their minds in order to advance personal growth, commitment and social advocacy for historically underrepresented communities.

In addition, we strive to encourage open dialogues and raise consciousness about issues and intersections prevalent in modern-day society regarding race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and many more identities. We strive for these goals by continuing to open the event to all individuals. The primary audience is those who self-identify as women/girls of color across the Five­ Colleges (age 4 +), including faculty and staff, members of the Pioneer Valley Community, and beyond. Registration is required.

Co-sponsored by the Weissman Center for Leadership.

Registration Fees

  • Free for all Mount Holyoke College Students
  • $10 for Five College students, faculty and staff
  • $15 for non Five College attendees
  • $8 per person for groups with 10 or more attendees

Contact woctlc-g@mtholyoke.edu or call 413-538-2550 to take advantage of the group discount.

The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, conference swag, entrance to the POC Business Expo and a ticket to the VIP meet-and-greet with the keynote speakers.

Conference Schedule

People of Color Business Expo

The Business Expo will highlight businesses of color.

  • All businesses/organizations that are owned by, support and/or serve people of color are invited to participate. Vendor registration is free.
  • If you are interested in participating, please complete the POC Vendor Business Expo Form by submitting the online form no later than March 29, 2019.

For more information about the conference, email woctlc-g@mtholyoke.edu or call the Division of Student Life at 413-538-2550.     

Hotel Accommodations

On campus:

Mount Holyoke offers limited hotel and lodging on campus. Contact the Willits-Howell Conference Center.

Off campus:

Hampton Inn Hadley-Amherst
24 Bay Rd, Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 586-4851

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Amherst-Hadley
400 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 582-0002

Howard Johnson Amherst-Hadley
Russell Street, Hadley, MA

Contact woctlc-g@mtholyoke.edu or call 413-538-2550 if you have other questions.      

Keynote Speakers


Saturday, April 6 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

Event Type

Conferences & Symposia

Event Topic

Diversity & Inclusion

Event Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public, Staff

Student Programs, Weissman Center for Leadership, Student Government Association (SGA), Dean of Students
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