Friday, March 4, 2022

40th Anniversary Women of Color Task Force Career Conference

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

The Women of Color Task Force is excited to host its 40th annual career conference free this year on March 4, 2022. 

You are invited to register for the 40th Anniversary Women of Color Task Force Career Conference, which will take place on Friday, March 4, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST via Zoom.

The conference is free this year and registration is open until March 1, 2022, at 12:00 pm EST. Please note that registration for this virtual event is open to all U-M staff, faculty, students, and the public, regardless of gender or ethnicity.

The keynote speaker for this year's virtual event is Social Justice Leader and Movement Strategist, Tamika D. Mallory, an internationally recognized activist who is well known as the co-founder of Until Freedom, and one of four co-chairs for the 2017 Women's March on Washington. Ms. Mallory will be discussing the conference theme: The Time is Now!. President of Mallory Consulting, a strategic planning firm, and a former board member of The Gathering for Justice, Tamika has landed on the 2017 Time 100 Pioneers list and Fortune's 2017 list of the World's Greatest Leaders. She is a prominent voice of civil rights, social justice, and the new wave of feminism.

All conference information, including the schedule, speaker details, and workshop descriptions, is available online at

Workshop highlights include:

  • Leading Everywhere: Make a Difference Where You Are (NEW!)
  • Wholistic Leadership: An Approach to Systemic Organizational Change
  • Goal Setting Strategies (NEW!)
  • Successful Negotiation Strategies for the Workplace and Beyond (NEW!)
  • She's Got It: A Woman's Guide to Saving and Investing
  • Building Inclusive Relationships Through Powerful Conversations
  • Wellness in the Workplace: How Self-Care Can Help You be Happier and Healthier
  • Cultivating a Shared Culture: Making Explicit Community Expectations & Accountability (NEW!)
  • The Unconsciousness of Bias: Understanding Anti- Women of Color Oppression

For additional information about the annual career conference, please contact Janice S. Reuben, WCTF Program Coordinator, at 734-764-6005, or by email ([email protected]).


The keynote is made possible through the generous support of CEW+'s Frances & Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund. The 40th annual WCTF Career Conference is organized in partnership with CEW+, the Office of the Provost, University Human Resources, and Michigan Medicine Human Resources.

WCTF extends special thanks to TIAA, our Platinum Plus corporate sponsor, for its generous support of the 2022 Women of Color Task Force Conference.

Founded in 1979, WCTF provides professional development, networking, and training opportunities for employees, focusing on addressing the needs of women of color staff. For more than 43 years, the WCTF project has served as a support network and forum for the exchange of information about the status of women of color at U-M.

CEW+ empowers women and underserved individuals in the University of Michigan and surrounding communities by serving as an advocate and providing resources to help them reach their academic, financial, and professional potential.