Program Content

The MHC Shakti planning team has designed a conference that guides participants through a series of activities, reflections and presentations about the importance of self-awareness; identifying mentors; creating space where one can be heard and taken seriously; practicing networking skills. These activities take place in an environment that affirms each participant’s voice, background and passions.

MHC Shakti conference attendees will:

1. Learn from accomplished women from a wide range of career fields.

Speaker and participants in MHC Shakti
Speaker and participants in MHC Shakti

2. Practice public speaking, share views and ask questions of the speakers.

MHC Shakti participant giving a presentation
MHC Shakti participant asking a question during a session

3. Interact with the speakers in small group sessions.

MHC Shakti speaker and participants interacting in a small group setting
MHC Shakti speaker and participants interacting in a small group setting

4. Leverage the strengths of their generation with guidance from Mount Holyoke Associate Professor of Psychology K. C. Haydon.

Associate Professor of Psychology K. C. Haydon presenting at MHC Shakti
Associate Professor of Psychology K. C. Haydon presenting at MHC Shakti

5. Practice networking and discover why this skill is so important.

MHC Shakti participants practicing their networking skills
MHC Shakti participants practicing their networking skills

6. Participate in group projects, discussions and individual reflection activities.

MHC Shakti participants working on a group project
An MHC Shakti participant working on a project

7. Learn how to use your physical presence to convey confidence and competence from ASB theatre teacher Kaleroy Zervos.

ASB theatre teacher Kaleroy Zervos teaching a session at MHC Shakti
ASB theatre teacher Kaleroy Zervos teaching a session at MHC Shakti

8. Reflect on and share your learning through posters that capture the important messages of each session.

MHC Shakti participants' relections
MHC Shakti participants' relections