Women's Leadership Initiatives
Leadership programs is proud to provide intentional opportunities to support the leadership development of women on campus through a variety of events. The Women's Leadership Programs seek to expose students to women leaders, encourage mentorship, and support the developmental growth of a community of women leaders in Memphis. Thanks to the support of a generous grant from AutoZone, over 500 students participated in the 2017 inaugural year of the Women's Leadership Program at the University of Memphis. 96% of participants agree that this program has provided them with opportunities to advance and develop their leadership as women and 94% of student respondents indicate that this program has increased their sense of belonging on campus.
"This program felt customized to me as a woman, and therefore I was able to receive answers to questions I had not even thought to ask for my future career as a woman in the work place."
Join us for our programs, all free and open to all students, faculty and staff. Dress is casual and lunch is provided. Registration is strongly recommended!
We've compiled a list of online resources for women's leadership. Feel free to check it out!
Women in Leadership Initiatives
Latinxs Mean Business - Hispanic Women in Leadership
Guest Speaker: Cinthya Bolanos, LITE Memphis
Women in STEM: Leadership Panel, moderated by Dr. Stephanie Ivey, Associate Dean for Research, Herff College of Engineering
Panelists: Michelle Garner-Janna, Executive Director, Corporate Health & Safety, Cummins Inc. | Bernadette Gray, Managing Director, Freight Analysis, FedEx Freight | Sushma Konappa, Software Product Manager, Indigo | Catalina Tamez, Director of Inventory Management, Nike
Ms. U of M Presents: Women in Leadership: Eliminating the Stigma
Guest Speaker: Dr. Krameelah Banks | PH.D, LP, NCSP, SPS Licensed Psychologist
Women in Transportation: Leadership Panel, moderated by Cheree Copeland Terrell, Coordinator of Leadership, Student Leadership & Involvement
Panelists: Carly Crawford, Director of HR & Talent Management, Paladin Freight Solutions | Paige Alexander, Software Sales Executive, Truxio | Krista Crabtree, Sales Account Executive, Paladin Freight Solutions | Anna Dunavant, HR Coordinator, PFS Transportation
Women in Education: Leadership Panel, moderated by Lucy Orr, Leadership Graduate Assistant, Student Leadership & Involvement
Panelists: Dr. Angela Brown, Instructional Leadership Director, Shelby County Schools| Julia Huckabee, School Psychologist, Shelby County Schools | Tyria Butler, Special Education Advisor, Shelby County Schools