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ULM to host Women’s Symposium March 29

Published March 16, 2017

Susan Banowsky

MONROE, La. — As part of ULM's celebration of Women's History Month, the university will host a Women's Symposium on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building (SUB) ballrooms, located on the second floor of the SUB.

The Women’s Symposium will feature discussions about issues women face every day in a panelist/moderator and round-table format.

“It is my pleasure to invite anyone interested in learning more about women’s topics to attend the Women’s Symposium,” said Kristin Chandler, chair of the Women’s Symposium. “Women now earn over half of all higher education degrees, and demographically, comprise nearly two-thirds of ULM’s student body. Women make up nearly half of the workforce, while increasingly seeking leadership positions into historically male-dominated fields.”

Chandler said the mission of the Women’s Symposium is to support and empower women towards their education and career goals.

“Our goal is that participants will gain a sense of comradery with the Women’s Symposium presenters and Keynote Speaker, Susan Banowsky. I believe in the positive power of supporting each other towards personal, social, and economic good, which is what the Women’s Symposium encompasses,” Chandler said.

Three main discussion tracks, covering eleven essential women's issues, are on the Symposium agenda: Education and Transition, Professional Development and Interactions, and Wealth and Health.

The panelists are a mix of community and ULM women who exemplify professionalism and leadership. 

The Women's Symposium will feature Susan Banowsky, business owner, attorney, and former TV news producer as its keynote speaker during a continental breakfast. 

The afternoon will conclude with the prestigious Women’s Symposium Awards, presented to honor three women from northeast Louisiana.

Registration is $20 for the general public, which includes lunch and admission to three sessions. Seating is limited. Registration is free for ULM students.

Sponsorships are available for businesses, organizations, and individuals. Contact Kristin Chandler at 318-342-1144 or morris@ulm.edu for more information. 

Complete information about the Women's Symposium, including registration, discussion topics, panelists, and more are available at ulm.edu/womens-symposium.