The New Jersey State AFL-CIO sponsors the Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference to address the broad questions of how unions help women and how women help unions.
The WILD Conference is designed to ensure that union women have every opportunity to be educated, develop leadership skills, and build diversity within the labor movement. Attendees at the annual WILD Conference meet and talk with national and state union leaders, organizers, educators, and authors—all of whom detail the challenges they face as well as their strategies for organizing and advocating for workers.
The WILD Conference is always held in March in honor of Women’s History Month. It begins on Friday night with guest speakers and a dinner reception for networking. Workshops, panel discussions, and a keynote speaker are among the Saturday highlights.