State Conference 2016

Success: No Permission Necessary!

Where do you get inspiration, education, and information to help you move your career forward all in one place?

This statewide conference is New York State’s leadership event for women in higher education. Hope we see you at Schenectady County Community College in Schenectady, New York!

Registration is open! Register online here

Thursday evening, June 23 – Event begins with regional meetings – dine with friends!
Friday June 24 – All conference sessions take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:Sarah Angel-Johnson

Sarah Angel-Johnson

Chief PMO Executive (Interim) & Chief Alumnae Officer
Girl Scouts of America

“Moving the Needle: Leading by Influence

In 2014, Sarah made a significant career change from IBM executive to revolutionizing the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program—taking it digital! In her role as chief Digital Cookie executive for Girl Scouts of the USA, she launched our national digital girl-experience platform with a pilot including 117,000 girls selling almost 1 million boxes of cookies, to teach girls valuable ecommerce entrepreneurial skills. The pilot garnered 4 billion media impressions and recognitions including a spot in Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Non-Profits list. In addition, Sarah stood up Girl Scouts of the USA’s Project Management Office to consistently plan, execute, and achieve significant strategic initiatives for the Girl Scout Movement. Following that success, she was named Girl Scouts’ first chief alumnae officer, charged with harnessing the power of 59 million former Girl Scouts.

In addition to her career, Sarah is passionate about giving back to the community and was honored with a US Congressional Award for her work with youth. She has served on multiple boards of directors, including two Girl Scout councils. She is also an active entrepreneur, owning a performing arts coffeehouse, founding a nonprofit for starting professionals, and establishing a salsa dance studio after retiring from being a professional salsa dancer. Additionally, she teaches organizational behavior at various colleges.

Stay tuned for further program details!


$145 per person;

To register, click this link.

(Problems registering? Please contact event host Martha Asselin, Vice-President for Student Affairs, SCCC SUNY (contact info on registration page), or

PLEASE NOTE: You do NOT have to register with PayPal to pay. Please choose the second option, to just pay with a credit card, below the option to log in to PayPal.


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Only credit card payments are accepted.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Once again we will offer a great program, full of the tools you need to develop your leadership skills and advance your career, and we hope to see you there!





The conference will be taking place at beautiful Schenectady County Community College in Schenectady, NY. Just over an hour from Albany and 40 minutes from Saratoga Springs — make a weekend of the trip and enjoy this scenic and relaxing area of New York state!

Driving directions and other travel information is available from the website of SCCC. The campus is available by car, plane (20 minutes from Albany International Airport), or by train via Amtrak from Penn Station in New York City straight to the Schenectady Station (SDY), 0.7 miles from the campus.


Hampton Inn Schenectady Downtown
450 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

Phone 518-377-4500
Fax 518-377-3575


30 rooms are reserved
King or 2 doubles = $189/ night
Must register for room before May 23, 2016

Glen Sanders Mansion
1 Glen Avenue
Scotia, NY 12302

Phone 518-688-2123


2 rooms are available only
Must register for room before June 1, 2016

Parker Inn and Suites
434 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

Phone:(518) 688-1001


22 Rooms reserved
Must register for room before June 1, 2016


We can’t wait to see you there! Come see old friends, make new ones, and advance your career by being part of the New York State ACE Women’s Network!

Register today!