2016 Women's Leadership Symposium Recap

Incase you missed it, here's a quick recap of the 2016 Women's Leadership Symposium: Inspiration & Empowerment, A Conversation For and About Women in the Workplace that took place on March 17, 2016. 

By: Michaela Christman
Last Updated: July 18, 2016

The 2016 Women's Leadership Symposium: Inspiration & Empowerment, A Conversation For and About Women in the Workplace was held on March 17, 2016 in the Student Activities Center. The event had an excellent turnout of around 450 attendees throughout the day that came to listen to discussions on career development, empowerment, inspiration, and leadership in the workplace. This year's keynote speakers were Jessica Bacal and Tonjanita Johnson. 

View the 2016 Women's Leadership Symposium Youtube Playlist here. 

 

2016's Keynote Speakers

Jessica Bacal

Keynote Speaker

Jessica Bacal is the Director of the Wurtele Center for Work & Life at Smith College, an independent women's college in Massachusetts and author of Mistakes I Made At Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong.

Bacal’s work is focused on teaching leadership skills, life skills, stress reduction and reflection, asking students to think about questions like: What is your story? Where have you been and where are you going? What matters to you? Bacal is the author of Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong; influenced by her experiences with students, and from her own steep learning curve as she transitioned into higher education.

Watch Bacal's talk here

Tonjanita Johnson

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tonjanita (Tonja) L. Johnson is the VP for Communications & Marketing at the University of Tennessee.

Johnson has the responsibility for overall communications, research-based messaging, marketing, and branding activity for the UT System. Prior to her appointment with the University of Tennessee, Johnson served for three years as Chief Deputy to the President at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she also held a faculty appointment in the Stony Brook University School of Professional Development, teaching higher education leadership. 


Watch Johnson's talk here

Photos from the 2016 Women's Leadership Symposium

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