Women's Leadership Initiatives

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Leadership & Service is proud to provide intentional opportunities to support the leadership development of women on campus through a variety of events. Thanks to the support of a generous grant from AutoZone, our 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. 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 fall programs, all free and open to all students, faculty and staff. Dress is casual and lunch is provided. Registration is required!

Fall 2019 Events

Women in Leadership Lunch and Learns

Women in STEM: Leadership Panel, facilitated by Dr. Stephanie Ivey, Associate Dean for Research, Herff College of Engineering - August 30, 2019 - 12PM-1:30PM - UC Bluff Room (304)

Panelists include:

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


 RSVP for any of the events here!


We've compiled a list of online resources for women's leadership.  Feel free to check it out!