NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting its fifth annual Women’s Empowerment Summit, a one-day educational event featuring breakout sessions on topics intended to empower women and educate the community on issues specific to women.

“My hope is that presenters will be able to effectively share their knowledge and experience while participants – students, faculty, staff and the community – can benefit from it,” said Veronica Beavers, OMA director. “We want participants to be able to not only learn from others, but have an outlet to share their experiences, as well. We hope all attendees will feel empowered by the end of the summit.”

A 9 a.m. opening session will feature keynote speaker Nkem Nwaobi, a nurse practitioner based in southeast Texas.

Summit attendees will have the opportunity to develop relationships with others who strive to make an impact, learn professional development skills, discuss today’s issues for women and learn how to improve personal wellness. Regardless of gender, everyone can benefit from this summit, Beavers said. 

The free event is open to the public and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 18 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom, second floor.

To register, visit, select “Women’s Empowerment Summit,” and click the “Register Here!” button. The deadline to register is March 16. Lunch is provided to all who preregister.