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SIU Law School hosts women leadership conference

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CARBONDALE -- Organizers of a workshop at SIU hope to empower women in leadership.  

The law school hosted the first day of a two-day workshop Thursday.  

Professors encouraged both men and women to attend the sessions in an effort to understand the challenges women face as they climb the corporate ladder.

Law Professor Angela Upchurch has seen more female law students recently without an increase in women leaders.

"Ultimately, we want women to feel empowered and ready to really start their careers so they can achieve those leadership jobs earlier in their career," she said.

The workshop wraps up with a dinner Friday night.    

Lois Wood, former executive director of the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, will give the keynote address.

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