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Women's Leadership Center Events: Empowering Women Everywhere

The Center for Women in Leadership is proud to host and sponsor events dedicated to empowering and preparing the next generation of female leaders. Our events feature experts from across the world – ranging from our own faculty, staff, students, and alumni to Fortune 500 Executives and entrepreneurs. We seek to bring together a diverse group of thought leaders who push business boundaries to inspire and enact change in their communities. From intimate fireside chats to our large scale conferences and networking events, we hope you'll join us and be part of the conversation. All individuals who are interested in attending, regardless of gender, are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Center’s events. 

Past Speakers


Bernice Ledbetter

Bernice Ledbetter

Practitioner Lecturer of Organizational Theory and Management, Dean of Students, Director of the Center for Women in Leadership

Britta Wilson

Britta Wilson (EdD '16, EMBA '92)

Vice President, Inclusion Strategies, Pixar Animation Studios

Stacey Gordon

Stacey Gordon (MBA '07)

Chief Diversity Strategist, Rework Work

Vikki Dorsey

Vikki Dorsey (MSOD '15)

Principle, Dorsey Management Consulting

Binwa Sethi

Binwa Sethi

Principle, Threefold Leadership

Charla Griffy-Brown, PhD

Charla Griffy-Brown

Professor of Information Systems and Technology Management and Associate Dean of Part-Time and Executive Programs

Chau Le

Chau Le (MBA '91)

Chief Operating Officer, Northwestern Mutual Los Angeles

Martha Saucedo portrait

Martha Saucedo

Executive Vice President of External Affairs, AEG

Meisha Sherman

Meisha Sherman

Vice President, Global Human Resources, Danaher Corporation

Nicole Husband

Nicole Hancock Husband

Vice President of Human Resources, Warner Bros. Television

Denise Roberson

Denise Roberson (PKE MBA '14)

CEO, Jadi Communications

Sharifa Batts

Sharifa Batts

Director, Ports America

Breanna Stott

Breanna Stott

CEO, Finwell, Inc.

Lori Torres

Lori Torres (PKE MBA '14)

CEO, ParcelPending

Past Topics


  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Human Resources Persistent Barriers for Women
  • Leading With Values
  • How We Can Help Increase Participation of Women on Boards
  • Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work
  • Engaging Community and Unity
  • Creating Resilience and Agility
  • Advancing Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Women in Leadership in Higher Education
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Life-Changing Strategies for Women