NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host its second annual Women’s Empowerment Summit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.

The summit will focus on empowering women from various backgrounds and include sessions where speakers will discuss empowerment in areas such as professional development, education, etiquette, health, body image and more.

The summit will feature two speakers: Jessica Soukup, a writer, feminist and activist for equal rights for transgender and gender-diverse people, and Miara Shaw, a professional development and life strategist.

“It is important in this day and age for women to uplift each other,” said Veronica Beavers, OMA director. “There are so many powerful voices around SFA’s campus and community, and we need to offer this outlet to hear them.”

This free event is open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities. No tickets are needed, but interested participants must preregister online at by Feb. 28. Food will be provided.