Previously known as the Empowerment Conference, the Empowerment Speaker Series, is a revamped and restructured program with similar program goals. Similar to the Empowerment Conference, the Empowerment Speaker Series seeks to create a space for participants to explore gender at the intersections of identity. Rather than hosting workshops for registered participants in one day, the Women's Resources and Research Center hopes to engage more participants by hosting workshops throughout fall quarter. Similar to Empowerment Conference, the Empowerment Speaker Series will integrate a common theme throughout the quarter and will close out with a guest speaker. Like in previous years, the Women's Resource and Research Center will continue to invite profound keynote speakers, poets, artists, and more.
Previous speakers and workshop presenters include: Dafina Lazarus Stewart, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, B. Cole, Sonya Renee, and Andrea Gibson.
The program will remain free and open to the public.