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Come back to campus for Purdue Women’s Conference 2024, and support a sisterhood of Purdue women!


Join the Purdue Women’s Network at the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms in West Lafayette for two days of embracing Boilermaker community and women’s persistence. The annual conference draws women looking to motivate, uplift, and connect within a supportive community of Purdue alumnae and friends.


The registration deadline is Monday, June 3, and space is limited. Sign up today!


The conference focuses on personal and professional development, and it will feature keynotes by top speakers as well as 20 focused breakout sessions. Keynote speakers include:

  • Leanna Chroman, vice president of culture and learning for Huse Culinary
  • Kelly Hiller, vice president of marketing for Purdue University Marketing and Communications
  • Cara Putman (MBA’15), clinical assistant professor and director of the Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Business for the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business at Purdue University
  • Kathleen St. Jean, founder and chief commercial officer for 34 Lives
  • Julie Thornton (HHS’94), director of career services for the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago

Complete speaker information and other conference details can be found on the conference website.


Cost structure:

  • $199 for employees and students from all Purdue campuses and Purdue Global
  • $249 for members of the Purdue Alumni Association, the John Purdue Club, President’s Council, or our Parents & Families Club
  • $299 for nonmembers

Register by March 31 for a $50 discount (Not applicable for the employee and student rate)


If you would like to stay at the Union Club Hotel, conveniently located in the Purdue Memorial Union, you can book your room today. Please note that availability is limited. Book by May 24 for a discounted rate of $179!




The Purdue Women’s Network is hosting a networking gathering at the Boiler Up Bar in the Purdue Memorial Union from 6 to 10 p.m. on June 16.


This is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet and connect with Purdue women before the conference begins. Attendees are responsible for their own food and drinks. Space is limited.


You can sign up for this gathering as an add-on when you register for the conference.

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