Women's Programs

SMU Women's Symposium

Women's Symposium

The Symposium is the longest continuously running program of its nature in the country and one of SMU’s oldest and most distinguished traditions.
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The Women's Leadership Cohort

The Women's Leadership Cohort is a year-long program that combines both cohort based and individual learning and development and while the focus is on women in leadership, the program is open all gender identities and anyone who would be interested in developing their leadership potential. Those interested are encouraged to apply by September 19th. Selected participants will be notified by September 23rd.


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Elect Her

Elect Her is a national, non-partisan program to encourage and train college women to run for student government and political office. The skills you learn in this workshop will transfer to many leadership opportunities throughout your life, not just student government.
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AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshop: Start Smart

This workshop empowers women to eliminate the pay equity gap by giving you the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages in your job searches. All SMU students are welcome to attend Start Smart Workshops.
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Women's History Month

March is recognized as Women's History Month (WHM). WHM can be traced back to the first International Women's Day, held on March 8, 1911. You can find out about all the programming that in happening on our campus for WHM though our March calendar of events.
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Aurora Celebration

The Aurora Celebration is held by the Women and LGBT Center in conjunction with the Women and Gender Studies to celebrate the many accomplishments of our SMU students and honor our graduating seniors.