24th Annual Conference

WELV’s 24th Annual Conference
A Time for Lift: Inspired Women Lead

March 2 and 3, 2023

Omni Hotel, Downtown Charlottesville

Registration Options:

  • Call 1-800-The-Omni and refer to the group name “WELV Conference 2023”
  • Use this direct link with the code “030123WELVCONFE”
  • $140.00 with reduced government rate of $126.00

Thursday March 2 - Keynote: “Chart a path to where you want to be”

Dr. JoWanda Rollins-Fells Pd.D.
Dr. JoWanda Rollins-Fells Pd.D.

JoWanda Rollins-Fells PhD. Dr. JoWanda Rollins-Fells Ph.D., - ”Dr. Real-Talk”, is a Virginia resident who is passionate about empowering the lives of others. She taught elementary school and served in several leadership capacities in the public school system for 15 years before transitioning into business and politics.

SESSION DESCRIPTION: She helps others step into their purpose with a spirit of excellence. Helping others discover their passion, purpose, and the power of their gift is a primary focus of her personal and professional development work.—————————————————————————————————————————————————

Friday March 3 - Keynote: “The Lucy Leadership Project”

The speakers are: Kendra Washington-Bass and Kelly Peaks Horner

SESSION DESCRIPTION: The Lucy Leadership Project is about creating a community of daring school leaders. First 150 participants will receive a copy of their new book, “Unwrapped; The Pursuit of Justice for Women Educators”.


The conference registration fee covers buffet breakfast and luncheon.

Your registration fee for the conference also includes a year’s membership (2023-24) in WELV, a savings of $40 (standard membership) or $25 (retired member or full-time graduate student).

See below for Early Bird and Regular pricing for 1 or both days of the Conference. WELV shirts available at the conference but additional pricing for WELV shirt purchases with registration posted as well below. Reserve your shirt size by completing this SIZE ORDER FORM.

WELV Shirt
WELV Shirt

Register for the Annual Conference

$200 March 2 or 3 only, Early Bird by 02/03/2023 ($250 after)
$225 March 2 or 3 only, with WELV shirt, Early Bird by 02/03/2023 ($275 after)
$300 March 2 and 3, Early Bird by 02/03/2023 ($399 after)
$325 March 2 and 3, with WELV shirt, Early Bird by 02/03/2023 ($424 after)

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