Co-Chairs: Caroline Marful and Rachel Tung

We planned the first QFLIP conference as 3 days to help young women on campus realize their potential, how to harness it and how to start building a network that will make the journey to the top a little easier. While this conference aims at empowering others our team often reflects on how empowering it is to work on this conference. Nothing is quite like the QFLIP executive team of like-minded women and men utilizing their talents to inspire women to recognize their talents and engage in conversations where their diverse voices are needed. The events and members of QFLIP may change but uniting under the powerful banner of empowering a new generation of women leaders is something that makes all years of QFLIP special and powerful.



Co-Chairs: Caroline Marful and Rachel Tung

After winning an award for Best New Club of the Year for the inaugural QFLIP conference, we knew the stakes were raised and we worked hard to exceed the expectations we set for ourselves in our second year: Rise 2017. The support and engagement from our delegates, speakers, and sponsors made us realize there was a broader community outside Queen’s that would love and support QFLIP as we did. One major achievement was the opening of QFLIP to delegates from external universities. In all, we welcomed 120 delegates from universities across Canada, increased conference attendance by 20%, and hosted Rise 2017 at a beautiful off-campus venue. Strengthening our presence on and off campus was also only made possible by a 100% increase in our budget and the support of key partners who believed in the importance of the QFLIP cause. The second year of QFLIP was bigger, better, and more inspirational than the last and cemented it as one of the most influential conferences on campus. We were proud to pass on the conference to a new set of co-chairs and are humbled to see the QFLIP magic live on in the delegates and the team beyond our four years at Queen’s.