Past Conferences

Where are the Women? - 2021

Date/Time (All times are in CST)Event

Monday, February 22

10:40 am – 11:20 am Our Commitment to Honesty
Dr. Christin Fort

Wednesday, February 24

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Women in Leadership in Faith Communities
Zoom Coffee Hour
Sandra Maria Van Optal, Nikki Toyama-Szeto, Crystal Cartwright
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Women in Academia and Leadership: A Sense of Belonging
Hybrid Panel (Zoom; Barrows Auditorium, BGH)
Dr. Karen Lee, Dr. Sheila Caldwell, Professor Lilianna Quiroa-Crowell
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Our Relationships to Our Bodies
Zoom Presentation
Liuan Huska, Dr. Emily McGowin, Madison Whitmer

Thursday, February 25

2:30 – 3:30 pm Women in Academia and Publishing
Zoom Coffee Hour
Dr. Jennifer McNutt, Professor Lilianna Quiroa-Crowell
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm The Glory of Heavenly and Earthly Bodies
Zoom Meditation
Dr. Marie Morrison
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Gender-Based Violence in Faith Communities
Zoom Roundtable
Diane Padilla, Kimi Bryson, Dr. Jacqueline Ogega
Moderator: Beth Mase

Friday, February 26

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Women in the Arts
Zoom Coffee Hour
Tanya Egler, Dr. Karen Lee
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Belonging in the Ivory Tower: Graduate Student Perspectives
Zoom Panel
Camisha Kibble, Heather Zimmerman, Cristina Guevera, Abi Cyr, Amy N. Allan  
Moderator: Justine Stewart
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Belonging and Vocation
Zoom Panel
Charity J. Fort, Dr. Becky Eggiman, Rachel Schuchardt
Moderator: Billye Kee

Saturday, February 27

9:30 am – 10:45 am Practicing Embodiment Through Yoga
Zoom Yoga Session
Kathy Khang
11:30 am – 12:45 pm Belonging in a Tapestry of Relationships
Zoom Presentation and Interview
Dr. Emily Langan, Tanya Egler, Dr. Jennifer McNutt
Moderator: Dr. Emily Langan
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Embodying a Corporate Christian Identity & Social Action
Zoom Panel
Nikki Toyama-Szeto, Sandra Maria Van Opstal, Jordyn Rand, Deborah Masten
Moderator: Dr. Mary Yeboah

Where are the Women? - 2020

Chapel: Matthew 16:13-20
Rev. Joanna DeWolf


Making Mentoring Matter: Creating Useful Mentoring Relationships
Provost Margaret Diddams

Women Leading in Nonprofits and Colleges
Dr. Amy Reynolds


Perceptions of Femininity
Dr. Sheila Caldwell, Dr. Christin Fort, Rev. Dr. Emily McGowin
Moderator: Diane Padilla

When God Called Me: Women Discerning Calls to Ministry
Adonya Little, Rev. Joanna DeWolf, Rev. Dr. Amy Peeler
Moderator: Rev. Dr. Emily McGowin

Relationships: Singleness, Dating, and Marriage
Crystal Cartwright, Cindra Stackhouse Taetzsch, Carla Wellborn

Anchored in Hope: Life after Wheaton
Deborah Min
Interviewed by Sarah Yoon

What does it mean to be co-laborers?
Dr. Buster, Carla Wellborn, Dr. Kalantzis, Dr. Johnson
Moderator: Hannah Lambert


Women in Business
Cindra Stackhouse Taetzch, Adonya Little, Elaine Rau

Women in STEM
Deborah Min, Dr. Blaauw, Dr. Page

Women in Academia
Dr. Fort, Dr. Buster, Crystal Cartwright

Sponsors include

  • The Center for Vocation and Career
  • Office of the Chief Intercultural Engagement Officer
  • Office of the Provost
  • Vocation and Alumni Engagement Department
  • School of Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Wheaton Center of Early Christian Studies
  • Student Engagement
  • OPUS



Where are the Women? - 2019

Chapel: Luke 15:11-32
Dr. Amy Brown Hughes


Finding the Way
Hannah Buchanan

Christian Relationship Culture in the Age of #MeToo
Libby Boehne

The Past, Present, and Future of the Female Body of Christ
Lindsey Hankins


Discerning Vocation
Angela Bae, Mariko Kubinec, Kendall Batten Kalantzis, Elizabeth Gatewood

Women in Leadership
Angela Bae
Interviewed by Lauren Rowley

Christianity and Expressions of Female Sexuality: Singleness, Dating, and Marriage
Libby Boehne, Crystal Cartwright, Dr. Emily Mindrebo Miner

Living Together
Dr. Emily Mindrebo Miner, Dr. Mariko Kubinec, Elizabeth Gatewood, Dr. Theon Hill, Dr. Keith Johnson, Dr. Jeffrey Barbeau


Women in Academia
Lindsey Hankins, Dr. Amy Brown Hughes, Dr. Beth Felker Jones

Women in the Church
Elizabeth Gatewood, Hannah Woods Buchanan, Dr. Amy Peeler

Women in Other Worlds of Work
Dr. Emily Mindrebo Miner, Mariko Kubinec, Kendall Batten Kalantzis

Gender Dynamics in the Classroom

Sponsors include

School of Biblical and Theological Studies