The voices of the 14th annual Yale Women’s Empowerment Conference rang out this Saturday in Woolsey Hall, with a handful of women seated in the auditorium as others tuned in at home from computer screens.

The conference, which was held this year in a hybrid format, brought together women from the Yale community with women leaders across the nation. Started in 2006 by the Yale Women’s Leadership Initiative, the annual conference aims “to empower women to become leaders and change-makers in their industries and beyond,” according to the WLI website. 

At the start of the conference, co-directors Amy Zhou ’23 and Julia Zheng ’23 stepped up to the Woolsey Hall podium, clad in black pantsuits.

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