InterVarsity’s Women in the Academy & Professions longs to see women in all sectors of our society living wholeheartedly into their God-given callings for the sake of his glory, their joy, and the good of the world. Our vision is to see women studying, working, writing, and serving with courage and confidence as they faithfully develop and steward the talents they’ve been given. We know that when they do, they prosper, our campus fellowships prosper, universities prosper, the Church prospers, our culture prospers, and God is honored.
But we know how difficult this can be. The reality for many women is that added to the challenges already present in any given workplace or field of study are layers of complexity — both internal and external — involved in living out their callings to the academy, the professional world, and their communities. Some wrestle with the challenge of "balance" between the demands of a rewarding career and the family they love, wondering if either gets the best it deserves. Some struggle with the lack of mentors in their field or systems in place which make it nearly impossible for women to thrive. Other bright and capable women go about their daily work doubting they have what it takes to succeed, second-guessing their efforts, input and value.
We invite you to join us at Flourish: Atlanta to enjoy a time of mutual encouragement as we support your efforts to live fully into your God-given callings and address some of the unique challenges women face.
But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever. (Psalm 52.8)
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Place: The Goizueta Business School at Emory University (1300 Clifton Road)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Theme: Living fully into our callings with courage and confidence
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rosalind Picard, MIT
Cost: $75 for students and $150 for faculty and working professionals. Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunch will be provided.
Scholarships are available. For information on scholarships, please contact Karen Guzmán.
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