Women's Empowerment Forum 2022

Join us to develop your skills, share your story, and support each other

Join O’Neill alumni, students, faculty, and staff for this unique alumni and student-planned forum. Presented by O’Neill community members who identify as female, sessions will include a moderated panel on entrepreneurship, tea tasting, and roundtables on topics including salary negotiation, shifting career paths, and work/life balance.

Join your O’Neill community to develop your skills, share your story, and support others on their professional and personal journeys. 

As of March 4, masks are optional in the IU community, but are encouraged for those who may be more comfortable wearing a mask in public spaces.

Tickets and pricing

Alumni and friends

Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends may register for $10 through March 2. Your registration includes all forum materials, including the tea tasting and snacks throughout the afternoon.


Students may attend the forum for free but must register by March 2. Free but limited transportation is available to and from Indianapolis for Bloomington students who need it.


  • 12:30 p.m. Check-in opens
  • 1:00 p.m. Women in Entrepreneurship 
    • Panel featuring:
      • Kathy Koehler
      • Vivi Lamb
      • Ellise Smith
      • Ellie Symes
  • 2:00 p.m. Curated tea tasting 
  • 3:00 p.m. Roundtable Sessions
    • Salary Negotiation
    • Managing Stress
    • Virtual Recruitment
    • Career Shifting/Job Hopping
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