Women's Symposium

55th Annual Women's Symposium March 4, 2020

Community Awards

THE PROFILES IN LEADERSHIP

The Profiles in Leadership Awards were initiated in 2000 during the 35th Annual Women's Symposium. Their purpose is to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women who have made a significant impact on the city of Dallas and on the quality of life for women overall.

CRITERIA FOR NOMINEES:

  • Nominees must be individuals, rather than for organizations.
  • Nominees must be residents of the Dallas Metroplex who have had significant impact on the Dallas community.
  • They may not be current SMU faculty, staff, or students.
  • Should exemplify some or all of the following qualities: cutting edge action; impact on the future of women; collaborative way of working; and have a visionary approach.
  • Reflect some aspect of the focus of the upcoming Women’s Symposium. This year's Symposium is Stomping Grounds 
  • The group of nominees should be drawn from diverse ethnic backgrounds, ages, and vocations including community volunteers.
  • Recipients must be able to attend the Award presentation and may be asked to participate in some aspect of the Women’s Symposium in March of next year.

THE GAIL REESE WARD EXCELLENCE IN MENTORING AWARD

The Gail Reese Ward Excellence in Mentoring Award commemorates Gail Ward, 1950-2003, who coordinated the SMU Women’s Symposium from 2000-2003 and created the Profiles in Leadership Awards program. It recognizes an Award recipient for especially significant contributions as a mentor to girls and women. 

CRITERIA FOR NOMINEES:

  • Nominees must be individuals, rather than for organizations.
  • Nominees must be residents of the Dallas Metroplex who have had significant impact on the Dallas community.
  • They may not be current SMU faculty, staff, or students.
  • Should have specific, focused, experiences mentoring women and girls.
  • Reflect some aspect of the focus of the upcoming Women’s Symposium. This year's Symposium is Hit Like a Girl!. 
  • The group of nominees should be drawn from diverse ethnic backgrounds, ages, and vocations including community volunteers.
  • Recipients must be able to attend the Award presentation and may be asked to participate in some aspect of the Women’s Symposium in March of next year.

 

 

PAST RECIPIENTS

*Gail Reese Excellence in Mentoring Award recipient