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Center for Women in Leadership First Annual Conference; The Power of Women

Center for Women in Leadership Conference


See below a snippet of our 1st annual Women in Leadership conference. The 2023 theme was: The Power of Women! The conference was a stunning success and left attendees feeling motivated and empowered. We hope that you will join us for our spring 2024 conference!


  • Hilton Keith receives thank you gift from CWIL student.
  • Dr. Thompson poses with a few of the Coca-Cola Scholars.

This conference was sponsored in part by the following organizations: 

Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous donations,
this conference couldn't happen with out you! 

We have receive sponsorship from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Coca-Cola as well as received individual contributions from Ms. Demetria Daniels, Ms. Sherrie Miller and Ms. Melissa Bloom! 

If you are interested in being a sponsor, learn more about the process. If you have questions, please reach out to Jalen Teal @

The Center for Women in Leadership logo(CWIL) develops, supports, and creates successful women on our campus, in our community, and on the global stage

Specifically, we provide many opportunities to support this vision, which include:

  • The Mentor Project: Developing professional and personal leadership skills.
  • Programs: Providing local internships, global community projects; and
  • Support: Scholarships, stipends, and grants;
  • Leadership and Management Development: Curating a Women in Leadership Conference for students, alumni, and the business and academic communities.

The goals of the Center are well-tied to the University and College strategic initiatives in regards to: Increasing student involvement and engagement, further developing facility, expanding practitioner/research roles and globalization endeavors, and promoting the knowledge and practice of managing diversity, particularly for women, while following the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB),


The Center for Women in Leadership develops and promotes women in their careers locally, nationally, and globally.


The Center for Women in Leadership is a primary resource for training, research, and services in diversity and leadership development, specifically for women.


  • To offer female students experiential learning opportunities to explore and promote their development as leaders.
  • To support faculty research in area of women and their leadership development.
  • To provide training and services to women in business and in the community to promote the leadership development of women.
  • To work in the international arena to provide training to women in leadership development.
  • To conduct research about women in leadership.

Director Spotlight

Dr. Margaret Thompson

Dr. Thompson Headshot

Join us for our feature speaker series:
WOW! Women on Wednesday's. The WOW! series is held in a hybrid format.

If you'd like you attend in person, they will take place in the Arbor Hall auditorium located on the Clayton State east campus.

The east campus is located at:
5823 Trammell Road Morrow, GA 30260


If you'd prefer to attend virtually, a link will be provided here upon the announcement of speakers.

The CWIL Advisory Board exists to help the Center for Women in Leadership achieve its mission and gain regional prominence by providing advice to CWIL Leadership as they strive toward the continuous improvement of quality education. C WIL's advisory board is compromised of a broad spectrum of powerhouse women! These women work across a wide variety of industries and each have very unique and diverse backgrounds. The goal of our advisory board is to be the example, provide and guide our mission, and goals while making the connection between their resources and our CWIL community.

The Advisory Board has identified four priorities for 2022:

  • Resource Development
  • Professional Development
  • Academic Program Development
  • Student Organization Development and Engagement

Margaret Thompson

Dr. Margaret Thompson

Ericka Davis

Dr. Ericka Davis

Myrna White

Myrna White, IAP

Sign up to mentor: Mentors will be composed of professionals who desire to guide students (mentees) with career goals! Mentors will be selected by the Women in Leadership Program.

Donate: Donate directly to our Women in Leadership Conference of Spring 2023 or to the Center as a whole!

Present or assist with the Conference: We are always open to help and are currently looking for presenters for our 2023 Women in Leadership Conference!

Apply to become a WOW! Speaker: Women on Wednesday’s is a monthly seminar of inspirational and powerful safe space where guest speakers share their journeys with our CWIL community!

Offer a webinar or workshop: Sign up here to be the host of a workshop or webinar that will educate, inspire, and/or develop or young women!

see below our progress towards CWIL funding and donorship.