Registration Open for UMW Leadership Colloquium

The 19th annual Leadership Colloquium for Professional Women at the University of Mary Washington will bring together women from across the region on Thursday, November 8. The conference, centered on the theme “leading from where you are,” will take place at UMW’s Stafford campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Viola Osborne Baskerville

Viola Osborne Baskerville, interim chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia Council, will give the keynote presentation “Power Pumps: Leading with Your Strengths.” Baskerville is a former elected and appointed official with 16 years of service to the Richmond community and Virginia.

The colloquium also will include seminars on various topics, including business etiquette, leadership skills and personal branding.

Dean of the UMW College of Business Lynne Richardson (center) spoke at the 2011 Leadership Colloquium for Professional Women

The registration fee, $109 for early registrants and $129 after October 1, includes breakfast, a buffet luncheon, afternoon tea, and all sessions, forums and materials. For more information or to register, visit

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.