Women's Leadership Symposium 2020

The Women's Leadership Symposium


April 14, 2020

Intercontinental Hotel at the Cleveland Clinic

Reserve your spot now to join us for the fifth Women’s Leadership Symposium on Tuesday, April 14. The event features expert presenters, insightful breakout sessions, and is sure to Inform, Inspire, Ignite. In addition, you’ll have opportunities to build and expand personal and professional networks.

Alumnae and Staff (early bird) - $89.00Price increases to $99 on April 2.

Community Member (early bird) - $99.00Price increases to $109 on April 2.



Schedule At-a-Glance


8:00-8:30 a.m.
Check-In, Intercontinental Hotel Foyer
Women’s Expo Opens


8:45-9:30 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

Morning Keynote: “Who Cares? The Quest for Kindness in Leadership” by Lisa Goich

Lisa Goich is an award-winning author and copywriter, blogger, journalist, former stand-up comedian and talk radio host. She can be heard weekly with new multi-New York Times best-selling author Mitch Album on his podcast Tuesday People.

9:30-10:00 a.m.               

Networking Break/Women’s Expo                                  


10:00-10:50 a.m.
Session Block I
(Participants choose one from four options)


11:05-11:55 p.m.        
Session Block II
(Participants choose one from four options) 


12:00-1:15 p.m. 

Luncheon Keynote: "What Does Leadership Look Like to You?" by Melody J. Stewart 

Judge Melody Stewart

Melody J. Stewart is a justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. She formerly served as a judge on the Ohio Eight District Court of Appeals. Stewart is the first African-American woman elected to Ohio’s Supreme Court. Stewart is a proud graduate of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. 

1:20-2:10 p.m.

Session Block III
(Participants choose one from four options)


2:25-3:25 p.m.
Session Block IV
(Workshop and Panel options)


3:40-4:30 p.m.
General Session and Closing 

Afternoon Keynote: "Digital Everything: Forever and All to See" by Catherine Bosley

Catherine Bosley

Catherine Bosley is an award-winning, veteran journalist with powerful and thought-provoking messages to share. With loads of relatability and plenty of levity, she explores how, in this day of digital EVERYTHING, every choice we make has unprecedented potential to determine the trajectory of our lives. That's because so little of what we do is guaranteed to stay "in the moment," but instead, could end up splattered all over "cyberspace," permanently.

past event photo collage