The 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference is scheduled for November 12

This year’s conference will be held both in person and virtually.

Mays School of Business

The 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, sponsored by Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School, is scheduled for Nov. 12 with in-person and online participation.

The conference theme is “Reimagine Your Narrative: Leading with Strength and Resilience,” and is open to everyone, said Cynthia Billington, Director of Experience Team at Mays, which helps coordinate the event.

“This conference brings together women from all stages of life and career to inspire each other and provide tools to overcome obstacles and achieve unimaginable goals,” Billington said. “But we also encourage men to attend.”

This year’s speakers will offer strategies and real-life examples for leading in the age of COVID-19, Billington said. She and Nancy Hutchins, Director of Mays’ Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will give a presentation titled “Avoid the Red Zone: Reimagine Your Narrative.”

This theme helps Mays fulfill her mission to advance global prosperity, said Shannon Deer, associate dean of undergraduate programs at Mays and co-presenter on “Engaging Women & Elevating Communities.”

“Women make up a growing percentage of the workforce across the world, and Mays is committed to ensuring women have a place at the table as leaders,” she said. “The conference is an opportunity to come together each year to celebrate and spread this commitment.”

This is especially important during times of disruption, said Sarah Jaks, associate director of Mays’ full-time MBA program, who will present on “Leader with Strengths.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity for all of us to reassess our strengths,” she said. “We want participants to learn how to tap into their unique strengths and harness them to overcome challenges and rewrite their own history.”

Other scheduled speakers are Dawn Constantin, vice president of regulatory affairs at BP; Cheryl Miller, owner of Quantum Circles Consulting & Training; and Tara Storch, speaker and author.

Billington said more than 600 people attended last year’s event, which was online only.

Conference details and registration information can be found on the Women’s Leadership Conference website.

Mara R. Wilmoth