SAVE the DATE: 2018 Women in Leadership Symposium

Register today to join us for the 2018 National Diversity Council Women in Leadership Symposium on Tuesday, March 20, from 8 a.m. to noon in the East Atrium and Plenary Room of Grainger Hall. For a sixth year a panel of regional leaders will provide insight, tips and mentoring on how to succeed professionally while balancing a career with their personal lives at this highly-rated free annual seminar.

Co-hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer’s Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement in partnership with the National Diversity Council, the half-day seminar and networking event is designed to bring together a diverse mix of successful women for a candid and intimate discussion on topics relevant to today’s issues to educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations.

Click here for details on the Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Symposium.



8:00a – 8:30a Breakfast & Networking
8:30a – 8:40a Opening Remarks & Introductions
8:40a – 9:45a Panel Discussion
9:45a – 10:05a Question & Answer Session I
10:05a – 10:20a Break
10:20a – 11:00a Panel Discussion
11:00a – 11:20a Question & Answer Session II
11:20a – 11:30p Closing Remarks



Angela Byars-Winston,Ph.D.
Angela Byars-Winston,Ph.D.

Angela Byars-Winston is a Professor in the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. She is also the Director of Research and Evaluation in the UW Center for Women’s Health Research and Faculty Affiliate of the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. Her research examines cultural influences on academic and career development, especially for racial and ethnic minorities and women in the sciences, engineering, and medicine with the aim of broadening their participation in STEM fields. Dr. Byars-Winston was Principal Investigator on an NIH R01 grant to measure and test critical factors in research training interventions for mentors of ethnically diverse mentees in biological science. She is currently co-leading a renewal of that R01 grant to investigate and intervene on research mentors’ cultural diversity awareness. She is co-investigator on the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) grant from the NIH in the Mentor Training Core through which she is leading the Culturally Aware Mentorship initiative.