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Dialogue & Discussion Series: Women’s Leadership Symposium

The Women's Leadership Initiative, part of the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement, is sponsoring a symposium featuring speakers discussing women and empowerment.


9–10:30 a.m.: Mentoring Panel Discussion


Laura Sen: CEO, BJ’s Wholesale Clubs
Jodie Morrison: COO, Tokai Pharmaceuticals
Sherry Penney: Professor of Leadership, College of Management and Founding Director of the Center for Collaborative Leadership 
Maicharia Weir Lytle: Executive Director, LIFT–Boston Region 

10:45 a.m.–12:15 pm.: Networking Basics
Manny Correia, founder and principal at Inclusive Coaching, Inc.

12:30–2 p.m.: Luncheon
Featuring Keynote Speaker Ellyn Spragins, author of the book What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self

2:30–3:30 p.m.: Spoken Word Performance and Q&A Session
Featuring Carrie Rudzinksi, acclaimed spoken word performer

Anyone requiring disability-related accommodations should go to and complete a request form. For more information, please contact or call 617.287.6077.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.