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Get involved with the Fogelman Women in Leadership Student Track to learn how to start your leadership journey with pizazz! Hear from women professionals about how to best position yourself for leadership opportunities and growth.

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Each year we assist this women-focused non-profit with a holiday party, complete with Santa and lots of holiday cheer. In addition, we host the graduation for the DeNeuville Learning Center graduation in FCBE. Our goal is to provide eligible women graduating with the high school equivalency, citizenship and workplace training diplomas to give them a competitive edge when entering the workforce and their future careers. 

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FWL Annual Student Conference

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(L-R): Lauren Culp, Dean Bobby Garrett, Linda Fu, Andrew Scheider, Sanara Fonseka, Kathryn Todd & Dr. Kathy Tuberville

A group of students smile with their table facilitator, Gwendolyn Tucker, President of RIX International, LLC. A table facilitator is a professional woman leader who volunteers to guide group discussions.



Our generous sponsor, C.H. Robinson, provided lots of resources to make the Annual FWL Conference a success - including door prizes! Mac McClain poses with two students who received door prizes.

Shelley Kemp, HR Business Partner for the Memphis Grizzlies, spoke at the '24 FWL Spring Student Conferene. 

Celebrating Women's History Month | Women Who Share Our Voice Panel Luncheon




Thanks to a grant from the Student Leadership and Involvement division, we were able to host an additional luncheon to our FWL schedule. Thanks to all the students and women employers who joined us! Our event theme was Women Who Share Our Voice! 

Our panelists included Cynthia Thompson, CEO and editor of HR Professionals magazine (a woman-owned business), Dr. Deneen Lester, Executive Director of Human Resources, Salvation Army and owner of “Let’s Talk HR with Dr.Deneen” YouTube HR program, and Jana Cardona, CEO of Designed 4 Success, Coach and Advocate for Women.


Samantha MorrisSamantha Morris | Sr. Tax Analyst, FedEx Services

“The UofM is lucky to have a business group focused on the advancement and celebration of young women business leaders! During my time as a student member of FWL, I received opportunities to grow as both a business student and woman. These opportunities helped refine my passion for business and gave me various resources for planning my career path. Each meeting is thoughtfully organized with inspiring and intentional speakers who share their thoughts, experiences and even challenges. Now as an alumna, I get the pleasure to attend these meetings and offer my own advice and resources to the next generation of women trailblazers. I am so grateful for this group and the lifelong network it continues to nurture!”



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Luz Vargas | BBA International Education Alumna '22

"Fogelman Women in Leadership is a unique opportunity for students to learn from amazing professional leaders in the community. Every workshop has helped me to gain new perspective of the real-world issues and learning from one another was enriching to my personal and professional career.” 





ssStephanie Soniat | MBA Student & SVP of Treasury Management Digital Tech | First Horizon Bank

The Fogelman Women in Leadership Conference was top-notch. The speakers were authentic and informative, the networking with other leaders was incredibly helpful and the tone of the program was tailored to help students grow. I walked away with fresh energy and insights on my role and how I can help others. I’m proud to be a part of this program and thankful for the support of FCBE for all women students.





ajAvianna Johnson | BBA Management Alumna '23 

As a HR major, I particularly value female leadership development because of the skill gap for women. I enjoyed the connections I made as well as the perspectives I gained from the Fogelman Women in Leadership Program. I hope to be able to continue participating as a FCBE alumna.