September 23, 2011
The event aims to bring awareness to diverse women in West Texas who have demonstrated active leadership.
Texas Tech, in cooperation with the Texas Diversity Council, will become the first in West Texas to host the Women in Leadership Symposium at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 28) at the Merket Alumni Center.
This year’s conference, themed “Women in Leadership: Rising Above the Ordinary,” features a panel discussion of corporate and organizational leaders within the West Texas community.
Renee Davis, moderator and Alderson Enterprises inventory manager, said the event is not only significant for Texas Tech, but also for West Texas.
“The National Women in Leadership Program is held in various cities across the U.S.,” Davis said. “This is the first year that the Texas Diversity Council will host the event in West Texas, and it will recognize women leaders in our region.”
The event will highlight a diverse group of women in West Texas who have demonstrated strong leadership in their professions, communities and families. It will explore their personal leadership approaches, while offering insight and advice to other professionals seeking leadership growth.
“The group of women leaders participating in the symposium is perhaps the most appealing aspect because of their diverse backgrounds, education, and professions,” Davis said. “The opportunity to hear from them, ask questions and engage in dialogue will be a unique experience.”
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with an individual donation cost of $45.