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 programs, all free and open to all students, faculty and staff. Dress is casual and lunch is provided. Registration is strongly recommended!

Fall 2019 Events

Women in Leadership Panel

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


Fall 2020 Events

Women in Leadership Panel

Women in Transportation: Leadership Panel, facilitated by Cheree Copeland Terrell, Coordinator of Leadership, Student Leadership & Involvement -  October 21, 2020 - 4:00 - 5:00PM - Zoom Meeting 

Panelists include:

Carly Crawford, Director of HR & Talent Management, Paladin Freight Solutions

Paige Alexander, Software Sales Executive, Truxio

April Graczyk, Customer Service Manager, PFS Transportation 

Tyniesha Akemon, Intermodal Dispatcher, PFS Transportation

Krista Crabtree, Sales Account Executive, Paladin Freight Solutions

Anna Dunavant, HR Coordinator, PFS Transportation


RSVP on Tiger Zone for all upcoming events! 

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


Women in Leadership Initatives

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