March 28: Women’s Empowerment Symposium: Lift As You Climb

liftasyouclimb9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Harper Center
Ahmanson Ballroom
Free admission, open to students, faculty, staff and community members

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This symposium will be a joint effort of the Committee on the Status of Women and the Lieben Center for Women at Creighton University. The overarching theme of this symposium is Lift as You Climb which highlights the value of women supporting other women to achieve their personal and professional goals as they achieve their own; the impact of male representation in female advocacy and advancement initiatives; and the benefit(s) of shared experiences through meaningful relationships as we work to live in our truth, be men and women for and with others, and fulfill our God-given purpose.

Full Schedule

8:30-9 a.m. : Doors Open | Check-In Begins

9-9:15 a.m. : Breakfast & Networking

9:15-9:30 a.m. : Welcome

9:45-11:50 a.m. : Morning Breakout Sessions *breakfast provided*

Noon to 12:50 p.m. : Keynote Address (45 minutes) *lunch provided*

1-3:15 p.m. : Afternoon Breakout Sessions *lunch provided*

3:15-3:30 p.m. : Closing

Morning Breakout Sessions:

Advocacy for Women

  • the different meanings and interpretations of advocacy
  • the history of female advocacy in the USA
  • the importance of women advocating for themselves and others
  • best practices/strategies of advocacy for women in today’s society


  • what does ‘intersectionality’ really mean, both personally and professionally
  • the positive and negative experiences of intersectional women in the workplace
  • how women can work to protect, support and advocate for women and their intersectionality

Males as Feminists:

  • the significance of males as feminists
  • how men too can be feminists and active in female advocacy initiatives
  • subconscious ways that men can oppress or hinder the advancement of women and how to avoid such behaviors

Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

Superwoman Complex

  • identify the superwoman complex and the role it plays in self-esteem
  • discuss realistic versus unrealistic portrayals on social media
  • evaluate and prioritize goals to strategically plan for personal and professional roles

Pay Equity

  • the historical context contributing to the current pay equity status
  • pay equity rates in Omaha and/or Nebraska in comparison to national metrics
  • how women can advocate for equal pay at their current or future place of employment


  • what mentorship looks like both personally and professionally
  • the benefits of effective mentorship
  • how to seek, request, and sustain a healthy mentor-mentee relationship

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Additional Questions? Contact Tania Irwin at 402.280.2258 or