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HerDU 2019

Schedule and Events

All HerDU 2019 programming will be held at the University of Denver in Sturm Hall.


8:15am - 8:50am - Sturm Hall Lobby

Arrive to the Sturm Hall Lobby (floor 2), check-in, and grab breakfast. Please be seated in Davis Auditorium by 9:00am.

Breakfast sponsored by Human Resources and Inclusive Community at the University of Denver.


9:00am - 11:00am - Sturm Hall, Davis Auditorium

  • 19th Amendment Spoken Word Performance - Olivia Omega Wallace & Ginna Santy
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks - Provost Jeremy Haefner
  • 2019 HerDU Conference Theme - Dean Ann Ayers
  • Morning Keynote: Breaking the Silence - The Women's Global Digital Revolution - Jensine Larsen
  • Electing Women Trivia - Crisanta Duran
  • Fireside Chat with Chancellor Rebecca Chopp and Colleen Abdoulah
  • Goals for the Day and Thank You - Stefanie Carroll

11:00am - 11:15am:  Break and travel to workshop sessions


Workshops run from 11:15am – 12:15pm

  • Understanding the Underpinnings of Gender and Equality - Ginna Santy (Sturm 453)
  • Team Dynamics & What Role Can I Best Play? - Pam Jeffords (Sturm 312)
  • Opportunities for Women in STEM - Noelani McGadden (Sturm 187)
  • Defeating the Imposter Within to Reach Your Goals - Pam Moore (Sturm 281)
  • Creating Community through Courageous Conversations - Rohini Gupta, Marika Sitz, and Bernadette Barton (Sturm 454)
  • The Power of Prose: Writing for Growth, Healing, and Connection - Heather Martin (Sturm 186)

12:15pm – 1:00pm:  Pick-up lunch, visit the photo booth, and find seats in Davis Auditorium. Box lunches will be available on both the the 1st and 2nd floor lobbies in Sturm Hall. Lunch seating is in Davis Auditorium or throughout the building.


1:00pm - 2:05pm - Sturm Hall, Davis Auditorium

  • Afternoon Keynote: A Conversation with Elaine Welteroth, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue
  • Robin Morgan Outstanding Woman and John Nichols Ally Awards Ceremony

2:05pm - 2:20pm:  Break and travel to workshop sessions


Workshops run from 2:20pm – 3:20pm

  • Wisdom Without Boundaries - Colleen Abdoulah (Sturm 453) 
  • The Power of Activating Your Values - Amanda Moore McBride, Ann Ayers, and Hope Errico Wisneski (Sturm 281)
  • Putting Your Puzzle Pieces Together - Judith Goldman (Sturm 311)
  • Dual Identities: Reflection of a Muslim Woman in America - Shahira Qudrat and Laura Maresca (Sturm 186)
  • Understanding How to Use Gender Inclusive Language - Lindsey Gypin and Chaz Carey (Sturm 454) 
  • Emerging Undergraduate Research in DU's Gender & Women's Studies Program - Skyler Bowden, Sabrina Bentele, Courtney Cuff, and Lindsey Feitz  (Sturm 187)

3:20pm - 3:30pm:  Break and travel to Davis Auditorium for the closing program


3:30pm – 4:00pm - Sturm Hall, Davis Auditorium

Join us for a short comedy performance by Karyn Ruth White, giveaway drawing for an iPad Pro, and other awesome prizes!  Plus, find out how you* can receive a FREE pre-order of Elaine Welteroth's upcoming book

*First 400 attendees.


4:00pm – 5:00pm - Sturm Hall Lobby

Post-conference, please join us for appetizers, drinks, and student entertainment from the Lamont Jazz Trio in the Sturm Hall Lobby (floor 2).

Reception sponsored by Global Networks at the University of Denver.

HerDU 2019 activities conclude at 5:00pm.  THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!