On Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, the Tulane Alumni Association will host their annual women’s leadership conference, Women Making Waves. In its fifth year, the conference will be held in the Qatar Ballroom of the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life on Tulane’s Uptown Campus. Tickets are $75 for general admission. Online registration and additional information, including a full conference agenda, is available at wmw.tulane.edu. The conference is open to the public, regardless of affiliation with Tulane. The conference provides an opportunity to network with women from across the region and to be inspired by sessions facilitated by leading women within the Tulane community — including a keynote by Gayle Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans. “It’s powerful to see such a diverse group of women building meaningful connections and learning from one another,” says Nicole Bush, director of alumni career services and organizer of the women’s leadership conference. “By taking part in Women Making Waves, attendees not only create opportunities for each other but also create a support system to help each other along the way.” With a focus on “The Power of Engagement,” the conference includes a welcome reception Friday evening and a full slate of education sessions on Saturday with topics including how engagement contributes to your career, time management strategies, and how to turn personal interests into business opportunities. Networking opportunities are available throughout the day. Friday’s welcome reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. Saturday begins with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 2:30 p.m. Sponsors for this year’s conference include the CFA Society of Louisiana, Young Leadership Council (YLC), Newcomb College Institute, Newcomb Alumnae Association, Elizabeth Clark, and Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R.