Women’s Leadership Symposium

Friday, March 24, 2017

Benson University Center, Wake Forest University

The Women’s Center and the Office of Student Engagement present the Women’s Leadership Symposium, an afternoon of interactive workshops, panels, and skill-building activities to develop participants’ leadership toolkit for Wake Forest and beyond. Our sessions, featuring Wake Forest alumnae as instructors and panelists, provide a range of offerings that explore the challenges and opportunities for women leaders. Participants will deepen their self-awareness, confidence, exposure to different leadership styles, and sense of support for women in leadership — all while expanding their alumni network. The Women’s Leadership Symposium welcomes undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and staff and faculty. The day includes a lunch and keynote address.

Register for the Women’s Leadership Symposium here.


Learn more about the Women’s Leadership Symposium speakers, facilitators, and panelists

Time Location
10AM - 11:30AMPre-Session: A Conversation with The Hon. Donna Edwards ('80), U.S. Congresswoman (2008-2017) & Council Member Denise D. AdamsPugh Auditorium, Benson University Center
11:30AM - 12PMCheck InBenson 401
12PM - 12:30PMLunch


Welcome from Dr. Penny Rue, Vice President for Campus Life, Wake Forest University
Benson 401
12:30PM - 1:15PMKeynote: Tycely Williams '97, VP Development, YWCABenson 401
1:20PM - 2:50PM*Choose One Session to Attend*
Workshop A: "Acting for Success," Meagan Hooper '04, founder, bsmartguide.com

Workshop B: "Telling Your Story," Angelina Darrisaw MA '10, founder, C-Suite Coach

Alumnae Panel: "Gender at Work: Reflections from Professional Women"
Benson 401

Benson 409

Benson 401
3PM - 4:30PM*Choose One Session to Attend*
Workshop A: "Women with Power," Melissa Jones Briggs '04, Lecturer, Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Workshop B: "Networking Bites: How to Lean In to the Alumni Network," Tiffany Waddell Tate '07, Asst. Director Career Development, Davidson College

Alumnae Panel: "Being Creative & Willing to Take Risks" with:

Sarah Albritton '82, President, Leadership Innovations Inc.
Rosalyn Frazier '95, Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate 2019, Wingate University School of Pharmacy
DeeDe Pinckney '09, Director of Marketing & Communications, Davidson County Community College
Benson 401

Benson 409

Benson 401
4:45PM - 5:45PMNetworking with AlumnaeReece Gallery, Benson University Center

Sponsors: Women’s Center, Student Engagement, Panhellenic Council, iPlace, Office of the Dean of the Business School, Office of the Dean of the College, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, Office of the Dean of the Law School, Department of Politics and International Affairs, Office of the Dean of ZSR Library, Office of Personal & Career Development, and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Funded in part by the Student Activity Fee