National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL, “nick-whistle”) is the premiere leadership training conference for college women, and is sponsored by AAUW. 

The event’s goal is to provide an experience that prepares attendees to return home ready to improve their campus and community.  It’s a two-and-a-half day event and it is a fast-paced and informative program that addresses the needs of current and aspiring women student leaders.

The 2018 Conference is May 30-June 2, 2018, at University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.

Our 2016 NCCWSL attendees.

Our 2016 NCCWSL attendees.

At the conference, women choose from more than fifty workshops that prepare them for life after college.  There are also incredible role models, including speakers and awardees.  More than eighty graduate schools and more than 25 potential employers are at this event in order to better help women prepare for life after college.  NCCWSL helps young women gain the confidence and skills to return home ready to take action.

Scholarships supporting 2018 Conference attendance are available for area women currently enrolled at EMU, WCC, and U of M.   Contact Ginny Maturen [ginnymaturen (at)] for more information.  

In 2016 we were able to send 7 women representing all three schools to the three-day conference.  All have sent the branch “thank you” letters for an experience they found amazing, transforming, inspiring, life-changing, and confidence building.  Read just two of these reports, from Antoinette Debose and Destinee Leaphart, to see what a great impact this experience can have on the participants.

Visit the official NCCWSL page for more information.