November 15, 2016


CCWL’S Annual Conference:

Registration is Now Open!

The 2017 Annual Conference, formerly known as SEPC, is taking place March 30 – April 1, 2017! Registration is online and can be found at

You should attend if you are a female leader in a student-led organization on your college campus, you’re a leader in your sorority or the Greek community, you’re looking to develop your leadership skills to leave a lasting impact, or you play an advisor role on a college campus working directly with female leaders.

Call for Programs!

The Annual Conference is looking for presenters who will promote relationships among attendees, encourage the exchange of ideas and ignite discussions on topics relevant to women in today’s society. If interested, please fill out the Call for Programs by Monday, December 12, 2016. Follow this link to the Call for Programs application. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email We look forward to hearing from you!

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How You Can Get Involved in the 2017 Annual Conference!

Apply to be a Conference Ambassador!

Conference Ambassador responsibilities include serving as the liaison between the conference committee and the collegiate participants, acting as a facilitator during conference activities, and participating in event logistics essential to the success of the conference.

  • Application Information:
  • Applications are due through the website no later than February 6, 2017 at 12:00pm (Noon).
  • All Conference Ambassadors will be expected to attend a short conference training on Thursday, March 31, 2017.
Apply to be a 2018 Conference Coordinator!

The committee is responsible for planning and hosting the annual conference. As a member of the committee, you will become an empowered leader and lead the largest collegiate women’s conference in the country!

  • Application Information:
  • Applications are due February 3, 2017 at 12:00pm (Noon)
  • Interviews will be held onsite: Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31, 2017.The opportunity to apply for the Conference Coordinator position will be available during the conference.
  • Questions? Please contact Student Coordinator, Taylor Lawrence, at!

Meet the 2017 Conference Coordinators!


Kaitlin Burt is a senior majoring in political science and minoring in communications at the College of Charleston. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Kaitlin is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and is currently serving as the Panhellenic President at the College of Charleston. She has previously served as the Panhellenic Recruitment Coordinator. Kaitlin loves greek life and is thankful for all the opportunities it has given her. She is also excited to be a part of the 2017 Annual Conference and help build women’s leadership!


Kelsey Kauffman is a current junior at the University of Alabama majoring in accounting. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and currently serves on the Alabama Panhellenic Association’s executive council as the Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs. Kelsey also is a mentor to a group of first year students at UA, as well as the Finance Director for a student-run PR firm. Kelsey is a proactive woman who is passionate about education, women’s rights, and cheesecake. She enjoys being outdoors, petting every dog she sees, and attempting to play the violin.


Taylor Lawrence is currently a student at East Carolina University studying Computer Science and Finance. She is an active member of Delta Zeta and currently serving on the Panhellenic Council as VP of Finance. During her years in school she has been involved in community service projects and interned at several companies doing business development. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and traveling.


Chiara Lazzereschi is an international student  at the University do Miami. She is a senior and a sister of Chi Omega. The past year she was the VP of Communication for UM Panhellenic, the VP of Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society and the Alumni coordinator for the Upsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega. She loves to ski and watch reruns of Parks and Rec, The Office and Scandal.


Kara Michaelian is a senior at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. She is majoring in mathematics with a minor in psychology with plans to become a teacher following graduation. Kara is a sister of Alpha Delta Pi and is currently serving as CNU’s Panhellenic Council President. Becoming an Annual Conference Coordinator has opened her eyes to all of the possibilities in collegiate leadership and she is anxious to work with women from all over the country during this experience!


Caitlyn Simpson is a Florida native who enjoys heart captivating novels, hanging out by the water and dancing whenever possible. Caitlyn is currently pursuing a business degree at Florida State University double majoring in Risk Management and Insurance and Professional Sales with a minor in Hospitality and is a member of Delta Zeta. Caitlyn is determined to help create a life altering convention for collegiate women to attend and begin leading with a purpose because she believes in the ability of young women to change the world.

Registration is online and can be found at