University of Wisconsin–Madison

Coffee and Conversations

Join UW–Madison current and emerging women faculty, staff, and student leaders from across campus for a morning of networking and conversation in a healthy, inclusive, and engaging atmosphere.

These short programs are free and open to anyone interested in the advancement of women on campus. Enjoy coffee, light refreshments, and topical conversation.

Event Schedule

Registration, breakfast, and networking 8:00–8:30 am
Panel discussion 8:30–9:30 am
Audience Q&A 9:30–10:00 am

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Fill out the Potential Presenter Intake Form or send recommendations to conferences@ohr.wisc.edu.

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Upcoming Sessions

Date Location Speaker Session Topic
February 16, 2023 Union South, Varsity III April McHugh Growing Career Resilience in an Ever-changing Workplace
March 23, 2023 Union South, Varsity III Kate Phelps Exploring Body Mapping as Wellness Practice
April 27, 2023 Union South, Varsity III Bernadette Gillick and Katie Hustad Women Mentoring Women in Academia

Past Sessions

Date Location Speaker Session Topic
September 12, 2018 Varsity Hall III at Union South The Jills of All Trades™ Let’s Try Knotworking
October 10, 2018 Varsity Hall III at Union South Elizabeth Schrimpf and Jessica Swenson Professional Development Opportunities and Developing your Career
November 14, 2018 Varsity Hall III at Union South Lori Reesor, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Mentoring
February 7, 2019 Tripp Commons at Memorial Union Peggy Olive Secrets to Financial Happiness
March 14, 2019 Tripp Commons at Memorial Union Erin Lavery Acting from Value, Not Fear: Identifying and Acting from the Values That Drive You
April 4, 2019 Tripp Commons at Memorial Union Chief Kristen Roman Leadership
September 19, 2019 Varsity Hall III at Union South Sabrina Madison
October 3, 2019 Varsity Hall III at Union South Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel
November 7, 2019 Varsity Hall III at Union South Dr. Christine Whelan
February 6, 2020 Tripp Commons at Memorial Union Erri C. Hewitt, PhD
March 5, 2020 Tripp Commons at Memorial Union Mary Peters
Postponed Tripp Commons at Memorial Union Ida Balderrama-Trudell
September 14, 2022 Memorial Union, Great Hall Michael Wagner Women’s Rights, Democratic Attitudes, and Information in the 2022 Midterm Elections
October 27, 2022 Memorial Union, Great Hall Valerie Donovan and Jamie Temple The Identity Tug of War: Navigating the Competing and Oftentimes Conflicting Demands of being a Professional and a Caregiver
November 17, 2022 Canceled