Women's Leadership Forum

March 4-6, 2020 New Orleans, LA

Schedule at a Glance


Wednesday, March 4


Times Sessions
Individual Timeslots
Career Coaching Sessions
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Registration
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Networking Dinner / Reception – Get to know your fellow attendees during this very interactive kickoff event.

Thursday, March 5


Times Sessions
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 am President Tania Tetlow, J.D., Loyola University New Orleans
9:30 am - 10:45 am Facilitated Networking Session (moderated by Noel Sloan, Vice President for Administration and Finance, Texas Tech University)
10:45 am -11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 11:50 am Connections, A Focus on Career Relationships
  • Grant Cooper, Strategic Resumes & Career Coaching Services
11:50 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Marissa Orr, author of Lean Out, The Truth About Women, Power and the Workplace
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Book Signing Event; Break
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm What We Need Now: Women for Women
  • Teri Bump, Vice President of University Relations/Student Affairs, American Campus Communities
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Meeting Reflections; Announcements
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Reception
5:30 pm - till Dinner on Your Own – Enjoy New Orleans

Friday, March 6


Times Sessions
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:20 am Panel Discussion: How I Learned to Lead & Negotiate : What Makes Us Different in our Leadership Styles
  • Willie Hughey, Vice President Finance and Administration, Fisk University (moderator)
  • Dr. Melva Williams, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Southern University-Shreveport
  • Dr. Cynthia Hester, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, Wiley College
  • Cynthia Vizcaino Villa, Senior Vice President Administration & Finance, Cal PolyTech
9:20 am - 10:35 am Real Power: Building Supportive Connections
  • Stephanie Hale, Director, Client Leadership Solutions, TIAA
10:35 am - 11:00 am Break; Check Out
11:00 am - 11:50 am Dr. Dana Gibson Hoyt, President, Sam Houston State University
11:50 am - 12:00 pm Meeting Reflections and Wrap-up