Women's Leadership Initiatives

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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! 

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 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 FreightSushma Konappa, Software Product Manager, IndigoCatalina 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 SolutionsPaige Alexander, Software Sales Executive, TruxioKrista Crabtree, Sales Account Executive, Paladin Freight SolutionsAnna 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