19th Annual PWA Conference

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ UCSB Corwin Pavilion


 Conference registration:  NOW OPEN

PWA  is revolutionizing how we serve the UCSB community! Don't miss our 19th annual conference — a day-long event that focuses on professional and personal development through panelists, speakers, and workshops. While many topics are centered around women's interests and issues, everyone is encouraged to attend and benefit from the conference.

The 2015 PWA Conference is the place to network with others around campus, with our guests and keynote speakers, and to celebrate Unsung Hero/ines. PWA strives to build a day packed with programs that will add value to your life and help you on your professional development path.


Cost & Membership


Anyone may attend, and PWA members receive a discount on registration. Please note that new membership applications cannot be processed on-site, the day of the conference.


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: PWA Member $20 (register by 5:00PM on Thursday, April 30)

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Non-Member/ Community Member $40 (register by 5:00PM on Thursday, April 30)



Conference fees for attendees registering after April 30 are:

  • $30 PWA Members / $60 Non-members
  • Students: $10
  • Presenters and Award Recipients: Free

Online conference registration closes May 9. All other registrations will be taken on-site the day of the conference, as space allows.

Becoming a member is easy and annual membership is only $20. Join PWA today!


Keynote Speaker: LINDA CROYLE!


Linda Croyle,

Wellness Coach, Natural Health Care Practitioner and Diversity Trainer

Linda Croyle helps people heal physically, emotionally and energetically so they can clearly see what kind of life they are capable of living and gives them the tools, know-how and motivation to make it happen. With a Master’s in Psychology from Harvard, she understands the blocks to reaching one’s potential and uses the powerful techniques and philosophies of B.E.S.T., along with her background as a wellness coach, teacher, counselor, diversity facilitator, and nutrition advocate, to remove the blocks and help people become their healthiest, happiest and most successful.

Linda retired in 2012 from a 20+ year career in Residential Life at UCSB to open a natural healthcare business – Everything Healed (www.everythinghealed.com). Whether in her day-long workshops or in her 1:1 wellness session, she is adept at providing the perfect space for people to transform in. She’s excited to be sharing the information she knows first-hand is essential to keep UCSB staff balanced and aligned. 





NEW: Check Out Our Program & Schedule Listings! 

The PWA Conference will feature a keynote speaker, presenters, and panelists who are local professionals that have a lot to share with PWA members. Expect talks by successful people in business, marketing, health and wellness, and other industries to share their tools for personal and professional development.

Please view this year's workshop schedule here.


NEW: 2015 Conference Presenter Biographies

Learn a little more about this year's Presenters!


Unsung Hero/ines-- Nominate an Unsung Heroine Today!


The purpose of this award is to recognize special women and men who make a positive impact to the campus by going above and beyond in contributions to their job, co-workers, campus, or community. Unsung Hero/ines receive their awards at the annual conference.  For details on nominating a 2015 Unsung Hero/ine click here. 2013 Unsung Heroines (pictured at left).






Register online today. Payment for the 2015 PWA Conference can be processed through the following options:

  1. Departmental re-charge (pending confirmed approval from MSO/Business Officer); or
  2. Personal check paid in advance. Send to the attention of:
    PWA Treasurer Nancy Doan

  3. UCSB Mail Code 7150
  4. UCSB Office Of International Students & Scholars
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    Student Resource Building, Room 3130
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  5. Personal check/cash paid day of the conference. Checks should be paid to the order of UC Regents.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Please contact PWA Co-Vice Presidents, Jackie Gutierrez or Lia Cabello

You can help promote PWA and the 2015 Conference by sharing on Twitter and Facebook! Just copy and paste in a new message on your profile:

Join me at the @UCSBPWA 2015 Conference, May 12. "Breakthrough to Excellence!" #UCSBPWA


PWA Goals

  • Celebrating Women's Contributions
  • Education & Leadership
  • Community Service
  • Mentoring
  • Advocacy



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