The 58th Women's Symposium - Establish Your Seat
Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms
Schedule of Events
Check-in and Networking Session - 5:00pm - 6:30pm in Gallery 1911, Hughes-Trigg Student Center Lower Level
Plated Dinner served - 6:30pm
- Welcome Remarks
- Community Awards Presentation
- Keynote Address:Alex Elle
Closing Remarks - 8:30pm
Attire for the event is business casual or business professional - we encourage folks to attend how they most feel confident!
The address for the event is as follows:
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer Street
Dallas, TX 75205
Parking information can be found on this map. Guest Parking is available in Binkley Garage, labeled "C" on the map.
If you have any questions about the event details, parking, or anything else regarding the Symposium, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keynote Speaker: Alex Elle
Alex Elle is a New York Times Bestselling Author, certified breathwork coach, and Restorative Writing teacher living in Maryland with her family. Writing came into her life by way of therapy and exploration of healing through journaling and mindfulness. The intention behind Alex’s work is to build community and healing practices through literature and language. Alex teaches workshops, courses, and retreats to assist others in finding their voices and create clarity in their lives and relationships. We are so thrilled to welcome Alex to campus for our event!
Community Award Nominations are closed!
As a part of our symposium, we honor members of the DFW community who make positive impacts on the lives of women through their work, philanthropy, mentorship, and service. We present 2 awards each year: the Gail Reese Ward Award for Excellence in Mentoring and the Profiles in Leadership Award. Please see below for a description of each award.
Gail Reese Ward Award for Excellence in Mentoring
This award is given to honor an individual who has shown a consistent dedication to the mentoring of the next generation of women leaders. This awards commemorates Gail Ward (1950-2003) who coordinated the Women's Symposium from 2000 - 2003 and created the Profiles in Leadership Awards program. It recognizes those for especially significant contributions as a mentor to girls and women in their work and life.
Profiles in Leadership Award
The Profiles in Leadership Award honors women who exemplify the purpose of the Women's Symposium: to educate women for social and political leadership. Honorees of this award have done outstanding work in their field and lives promoting the overall success of women.
Core The Podcast
Introducing CORE the PODCAST, an opportunity for all members of the SMU community to participate in the inner-generational dialogue and learning that takes place as part of the Women's Symposium. Listen and Subscribe here.