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National Diversity Council Women in Leadership Symposium

March 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Free and open to the public
Women in Leadership symposium March 20, 2018. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Women in Leadership symposium March 20, 2018. (Photo © Andy Manis)

In partnership with the National Diversity Council, the UW–Madison Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement cosponsors an annual half-day symposium featuring a panel of diverse successful regional women professionals who discuss, mentor and network on career and professional growth for women. The Women in Leadership Symposium is part of a nation-wide annual series of discussions focusing on contemporary issues specifically facing women as they prepare and grow in their career fields. The sessions are interactive with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and network with other participants and the guest panel.

The 2019 national symposium theme is “Center Stage: Standing Out & Speaking Up.” 

This year’s panelists include:

  • Attorney Ave Bie, Managing Partner, Quarles and Brady;
  • Samie Chambers, CFO, Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison;
  •  Candy Embray, VP, American Family Insurance;
  • Janet Fitch, Producer/Filmmaker, CEO New Moon Productions
  • Nina Johnson, Senior Vice President, Associated Bank
  • Eddie Turner, Jr., Moderator

Space is limited, so register today. The symposium is free for campus participants and $149 for community participants.

Space is limited, campus participants can register at: Registration button link


8:00a – 8:30a Registration, Breakfast, & Networking
8:30a – 8:35a Welcome
8:35a – 8:50a Opening Remarks
8:50a – 9:50a Panel Discussion I
9:50a – 10:05a Question & Answer Session I
10:05a – 10:15a Break
10:15a – 11:15a Panel Discussion II
11:15a – 11:30a Question & Answer Session II
11:30a – 11:35p Closing Remarks




March 27, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Free and open to the public
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National Diversity Council
Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement with Community Partners


Grainger Hall, East Atrium & Plenary Room
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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