Advancing Women in Leadership Conference

Monday, March 5, 2018
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Azusa Pacific University
Felix Event Center

In partnership with the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), the one-day Advancing Women in Leadership conference will be held on Azusa Pacific University’s campus in Azusa, California.

2018 Advancing Women in Leadership Theme: Purpose


The conference is designed for women of all ages, stages of life, and professional development. Men are also highly encouraged to attend and learn about leadership trends, research models, issues, and opportunities addressing gender balance in leadership structures. Faculty, staff, and students (undergraduate and graduate) who aspire to higher levels of influence and professional development are the key audience for the conference.


Participants will learn from top leaders in the field of higher education and receive encouragement, direction, support and education related to advancing careers, personal influence, professionalism, vocational discernment, and leadership gravitas. Further, attendees have the opportunity to network with CCCU colleagues.


According to a 2016 report1, women are entering institutions of higher education at a higher rate than men, with women also earning more than 50% of all bachelor’s master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees. Yet, even with these increasing figures, the faculty and senior administration of many colleges and universities fall short of a healthy gender balance representation. The Advancing Women in Leadership conference will address these challenges and opportunities.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. If you are interested in more information on promoting your organization to more than 1,000 attendees, please email


Contact the Advancing Women in Leadership conference committee at: (626) 815-2067


  1. Pipelines, Pathways, and Institutional Leadership; An Update on the Status of Women in Higher Education,” prepared by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS).