PULLMAN, Wash. — The Ninth Annual Women and Leadership Forum “Choosing to LEAD” will be March 24-25 on the Washington State University campus.

Donna Shavlik, a former senior fellow with the American Council on Education, will give this year’s keynote address “Choosing to Lead: The Time is Now.” The event will be at 7:30 p.m. March 24 in the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 203. 

The forum will be March 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Compton Union Building and include an 8:45 a.m. panel discussion “Choosing to Lead: Opportunities and Possibilities.”

Concurrent breakout sessions are scheduled throughout the all-day event on a variety of topics.  A Women’s Recognition Luncheon, coordinated by the Women’s Resource Center, will be at noon. Tickets for the luncheon are $15. Registration is required. The forum is free and open to the public.

Shavlik recently completed a term with the ACE Office of Women in Higher Education and held leadership positions for 24 years. She is a founding member of the National Council for Research on Women and the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education.

For more information and to registration, visit the forum Web site at www.wla.wsu.edu or contact Judi Wutzke at (509) 335-3460.