The Second Women’s Leadership Symposium is a half-day event for women higher education professionals. 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 using the following as a thematic discussion framework:  (1) Celebrants-Celebrating our unique experiences. (2) Valiente-Building strength and authenticity. (3) Navegando-Navigating organizational climate and culture. (4) Conexión-Importance of relationships, mentorships, and networking. (5) Consejos-Wisdom and advice from women leaders. Participants will engage with seasoned education administrators and expert practitioners to facilitate a well-rounded and life-changing experience. 

October 31, 2024

Program Agenda
(Subject to Change)

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Onsite Registration

12:00 - 12:15 p.m.


Dr. Lisa Alcorta, Senior Vice President for Programs and Operations, HACU

Dr. Oralia De Los Reyes, Assistant Vice President for Programs and Services, HACU

Sponsor Presentation

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - 1:45 p.m.


1:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Group Activity 

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.


2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.


3:45 - 4:30 p.m.


4:30 - 5:15 p.m.


5:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Closing Group Activity 

Dr. Oralia De Los Reyes, Assistant Vice President for Programs and Services, HACU


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