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The Fogelman Women in Leadership Professional Track designed exclusively for professional women seeking leadership development for career success. This program is interactive and informative with highly relevant content needed for success in today’s workplace. All events are free to attend. Registration is required as space is limited. 

If your organization has women professionals seeking to enhance their leadership skills, you've come to the right place!


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Our Professional Community




(L-R): Dr. Kathy Tuberville, Karen Godan (Watkins Uiberall), Laurie Stiles (HHM CPAs), Gwendolyn Tucker (RIX International, LLC), Beth Wilson (Wilson PR), Bonnie Tompkins (International Paper), Sarita Price (FSP Enterprises), Shelley Kemp (Memphis Grizzlies), Dr. Mary McConner (Inclusive Excellence Consulting), and Jana Cardona (Designed 4 Success).












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Keynote speaker & Head of DEI at Iterable, Markita Jack begins the conference, discussing the major themes of courage, confidence, and communication.






alex smithAlex Smith | Head of Strategy & Execution, HCM Public Sector | Oracle

“I am proud to be a speaker and contribute my learned experience and knowledge to a program designed by women for women. This program is playing a crucial role in helping elevate the professional experience and results for business women in the Memphis community.” 







Shelley Kemp, SHRM-SCP | Human Resource Manager |  The Memphis Grizzlies

"According to the latest research, women are more ambitious than ever before in our time. The WIL professional track provides the relevant resources, networking connections and expert support women leaders want – and need – to take their careers to the next level. What this program has done is to provide women leaders in the Memphis area, and future leaders, with a path to development that many organizations aren’t able to provide. WIL also connects the university with valuable potential industry partners who can make a deep impact on program growth and strategic curriculum planning. During the initial year, we’ve had inspiring keynotes, breakout sessions, case studies, and conference topics that provide valuable skill-building opportunities for women. I’m telling every young female professional to join this year’s conference tracks. I have been amazed at what’s been accomplished already, and I look forward to future conferences, workshops and peer learning opportunities with Dr. Tuberville and FCBE."






Verlinda Johnson Henning, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | FaithPeople Memphis: HR and Leadership Consulting Services

"The Fogelman Women in Leadership Program provides an empowering and challenging forum for women at all levels of leadership to connect, develop and grow through collaboration with outstanding talent from diverse backgrounds."







Lisa A. Krupicka | Attorney | Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC

“It has been a privilege for me to speak to women who are not only interested in but determined to advance their careers and make a difference in the world.”