The 1st Annual Women’s Leadership Symposium is an action packed, half-day event for women higher education professionals at all levels. This opportunity will help women explore, dialogue, and learn from other women in executive leadership positions on topics related to successfully navigating the higher education work environment, building a strategic network, and becoming better prepared to assume executive roles in education or any other career field.  The symposium will focus on women’s intersecting identities, unique challenges, and the need to build supportive structures within the professional working environment.   Participants will engage with seasoned education administrators and expert practitioners to facilitate a well-rounded and life changing experience. Each presentation will include time for a hands-on engagement activity and participants will leave with resources they can utilize as they move forward in their career.   

Below please find the agenda for the 1st Annual Women’s Leadership Symposium, a pre-conference event of the 37th Annual Conference. 

October 27, 2023

(Subject to Change)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


Onsite Registration / Lunch

1:00 – 1:05 p.m.

Event Kickoff / Introductions

Dr. Oralia De Los Reyes

Assistant Vice President for Programs and Services

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

1:05 – 1:15 p.m.

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Lisa Alcorta

Senior Vice President for Programs and Operations or designee, HACU

1:15– 2:00 p.m.


Keynote Presentation




2:00 – 2:10 p.m.


2:10 – 3:00 p.m.

Presentation #2


3:00 – 3:10 p.m.


3:10 – 3:20 p.m.

Sponsor Presentation


3:20 – 4:00 p.m.

Small Group Engagement Activity


4:00 – 4:10 p.m.


4:10 – 4:55 p.m.

Women President, Chancellor, and CEO Panel

4:55 – 5:00 p.m.

Wrap -Up and Evaluations

To register for this pre-conference event, click here.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Paul A. Machen II Ph.D.
Executive Director, Institute for Professional Leadership
Phone: (210) 576-3229