SMU Women's Group

It is truly an honor to be part of the SMU Community.  Each of us play a critical role in shaping the University and providing the best to our students.  The more we develop as individuals, the more we learn and grow, the more we have to offer.  The SMU Women's group was formed in 2018 in an effort to nurture relationships across campus, provide opportunities for personal and career development, and ultimately positively impact the entire SMU community.

I truly believe that leadership is not a title, it is a behavior.  Each of us can lead from wherever we are in the organization.  Although we can certainly influence those in our immediate circle, there is a transformative power when we join others.  Those relationships can be a powerful force in challenging the status quo and bringing about change.   Our speakers are SMU faculty or staff with many different roles.  During their sessions, they present on topics that are most important to them and share lessons they have learned along the way.  The wisdom they impart during these presentations can apply to everyone.  I also try to schedule a few smaller discussion groups for a more informal opportunity to connect and learn. 

Schedule of Events for 2022-2023 (Scheduling in progress!)

All events will be held on zoom.  A meeting link will be sent the week of the event to the listserve.

September 20    
12:00- 1:00
Linda Evans: Lecturer of English as a Second Language
October 20
12:00 - 1:00
Rachel Mulry: Associate CIO of Planning and Customer Service
November 17
Dr Dawn Norris
December 7 
12:00 - 1:00
 multiple speakers/mini sessions
January 31
12:00 - 1:00

Radhika Zaveri

February 16
12:00- 1:00
Kathy Hubbard
March 21
12:00 - 1:00
Dr Leanne Ketterlin Geller
 TBD Dr Maryann Cairns

Would you like to connect more frequently? Consider joining our TEAMS site.

The group is open to all female SMU Faculty and Staff.  The meetings are scheduled monthly between September and May. To join the listserv and receive updates and meeting minutes, email

Regardless of your role at SMU, this group welcomes you to connect and grow with other women in our campus community.  I hope to see you at our next event!

Rachel Mulry