Women in Leadership Symposium


Presentations  |  Steering Committee

Miami University’s inaugural Women in Leadership Symposium will occur April 3-4, 2014.

This event is sold out!  Keynote will be live streaming beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Academy Award winner Geena Davis will deliver the keynote address on Thursday evening, April 3 for the inaugural Women in Leadership Symposium; she will speak on her experiences as an actor, athlete, and advocate for women’s leadership, encouraging women and girls to dream big, set goals and be the best they can be.

The conference marks the official launch of a larger university-wide initiative entitled M.I.A.M.I. Women (Miami Initiative for Advancing, Mentoring and Investing in Women), which is uniting campus offices and student groups as well as engaging alumni in its various efforts.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

5 p.m.
Geena Davis Keynote Lecture
The Pavilion—Armstrong Student Center 

6:30 p.m.
Dinner on your own
Suggested Uptown Locations 

Friday, April 4, 2014

7:45 a.m.
Breakfast with female leaders from student organizations
Armstrong Student Center 

9 a.m.
“I Was Here: Making Our Mark on the World through Leadership”
Conference opening program and featured speakers
Harry T. Wilks Theater—Armstrong Student Center 

10:15 a.m.
“We Will Change the World: Giving Back to Move Us Forward”
Moderated Alumnae Panel
Harry T. Wilks Theater—Armstrong Student Center 

Women’s Leadership Lunch and presentation of annual Women’s Leadership Awards
Co-hosted with the Women’s Center
Multipurpose Room—Shriver Center

1:30 p.m.
"Leaning in, Leaning Out, and Reclining"
A panel on work-life integration followed by an opportunity for "coffee with cool women."
Optional post-lunch networking opportunity with students
Sponsored by the Women's Center and Career Services
Multipurpose Room--Shriver Center

Hotel Accommodations

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Please contact the Office of Disability Resources, 513-529-1541, at least one week prior to the event to request accommodations (e.g. real time captioning, sign language interpreter, etc).

Contact Information

Maggie Patrick
(513) 529-4635

Date & Location

Date: 4/3/2014 to 4/4/2014
Location: Miami University
Oxford, OH