Wake Forest Women’s Leadership Symposium set for Friday, March 24

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The Wake Forest Women’s Leadership Symposium, offered in partnership by the law school, the Women’s Center, the Office of Student Engagement and Panhellenic Council, will be held beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Benson University Center, Room 314.

Registration is free for Wake Forest University students for the symposium, where students can examine the challenges and opportunities for women in leadership. The event features break-out sessions for students to build practical skills, explore leadership styles and reflect on their own experiences. The day includes a lunch and keynote address.

WLS seeks to build participants’ self-awareness, self-efficacy and sense of support for women in leadership through skill-building workshops and panels, says Dr. Paige Meltzer, founding director of the Women’s Center. “We’re excited to bring Wake Forest alumnae back to campus to facilitate sessions this year, including Donna Edwards ’80, the first African-American woman elected to Congress from the state of Maryland, who will be part of a ‘women in politics’ session,” she wrote in an email.

The Women’s Center and Office of the Dean of Students present the Women’s Leadership Symposium, where students can examine the challenges and opportunities for women in leadership. The event features break-out sessions for students to build practical skills, explore leadership styles, and reflect on their own experiences. The day includes a lunch and keynote address.

Other features of the Women’s Leadership Symposium are:

  • Keynote luncheon with Tycely Williams (‘97), Vice-President of Development for the YWCA;

  • Workshops from Megan Hooper (‘04), founder of bsmartguide.com for professional Millennial women; Melissa Jones Briggs (‘04), lecturer of Organizational Behavior at Graduate School of Business at Stanford University; and Tiffany Waddell Tate (‘07), Assistant Director for Career Development at Davidson College;

  • Alumnae panelists sharing their experiences of gender in the workplace and risk-taking/resilience.

In its first four years, WLS has benefited from the participation of students from the law school, Meltzer added. “We are confident that this year’s offerings will again speak to law students’ professional development needs and provide a unique learning opportunity,” she wrote.

Learn more at http://womenscenter.wfu.edu/events/ or by calling 336.758.4053 or writing womenscenter@wfu.edu.