UW-Stevens Point hosts conference for women entrepreneurs, founders and trailblazers October 6, 2023 Valerie Young, a leading expert on impostor syndrome, will be the keynote speaker at a conference offered for women entrepreneurs, founders and trailblazers at UW-Stevens Point on Nov. 1. A conference that showcases and develops women entrepreneurs, founders and trailblazers from every sector will be offered at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point next month. “From Big Ideas to Big Impact: Cultivating Your Confidence” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dreyfus University Center, with an optional networking reception. Participants may attend in-person or online. The conference offers a keynote speaker and six breakout sessions to help women move forward, providing hands-on tools and examples of women leading their big ideas into big impacts. It is for women who may be starting a new career, volunteer opportunity, organization or idea, including professionals, artists, volunteers, students and parents. This year’s keynote speaker is Valerie Young, co-founder of the Impostor Syndrome Institute and author of the award-winning book, “The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive Despite It.” Widely considered a leading expert on impostor syndrome, Young has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities including Harvard, Stanford, MIT and Oxford. Breakout sessions are offered in three tracks: Women in Manufacturing, Starting New Things and the Nuts and Bolts of Entrepreneurship. Conference fees are $99 for the public, $79 for non-profit organizers and UW-Stevens Point faculty and staff or $39 for students. The cost for virtual attendees is $79 or $39 for students. To register and learn more about the speakers and breakout sessions, go to www3.uwsp.edu/conted/Pages/Women-Trailblazers-Entrepreneurs-Conference.aspx. Sponsors include the UW-Stevens Point Sentry School of Business and Economics.