Women from all over Idaho came together in Boise to learn and lead, building confidence in their professional abilities.
Women and Leadership 2016- Empowering Through Knowledge is sold out and there is a reason why. The conference offers speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities. Attendees gain meaningful experiences they can use professionally and personally.
"What I'm finding at the conference is that the world is my oyster. I can do whatever I want and i can tell my daughter she can do whatever she wants. It's exciting," said Rebecca Morgan, conference attendee.
Diverse, intelligent, and empowering speakers are on the agenda this year.
Betty Anne Waters put herself through college and law school for the purpose of freeing her brother, Kenny from prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder. After years of being in prison, Kenny became suicidal.
"We made a promise that he would stay alive if i was to go back to school, end up in law school, prove his innocence and then he'll be free," said Betty Anne Waters.
Kenny's innocence was proven after 18 years in prison by DNA testing. Betty Anne's story went on to become the 2010 film, Conviction. Now she spreads her message all over the country along with the Innocence Project.
The Andrus Center For Public Policy and The School of Public Service puts on the Women and Leadership conference every year.