UF Distance and Continuing Education hosts Inspiring Women Leaders Conference

Today is International Women's Day and in honor of it, a group at the Univerity of Florida held the "Inspiring Women Leaders Conference."

The inaugural conference features workshops and speakers touching on professional, leadership, and business development in hopes of empowering women in the community. Event organizers say they excited to have more than 150 women registered for the first conference and hope to see more in the future.

"We don't really end with the conference. We're going to continue with monthly meetings for women, we'll have quarterly workshops, just keep that buzz going. And really, I guess the thing is just to build that community of women so that they can empower one another and be there as support."

The conference will continue from 8 am to 3 pm tomorrow at the UF Hilton.