March 22, 2018  /  University of Memphis




The Junior League of Memphis welcomes all women to join us for our third annual community-focused, leadership conference—the Memphis Women’s Summit. The summit will span themes of professional, personal and community leadership to invigorate and empower us to elevate Memphis.

The one-day event includes: breakout sessions with local leaders, vendor booths focused on women’s issues and interests, a luncheon featuring a panel of top female leaders in Memphis discussing MLK50: Where do we go from here? and a keynote address from Erin Brockovich. The Memphis Women's Summit is the only event dedicated to developing and empowering women. 


Presented by Junior League of Memphis

The Memphis Women’s Summit supports the mission of the Junior League of Memphis to create stronger communities by helping women reach their full potential as leaders. Learn More About Junior League of Memphis.


2018 Keynote Speaker:

Erin Brockovich

Say the name Erin Brockovich and you think, strong, tough, stubborn and sexy. Erin is all that and definitely more. She is a modern-day “David” who loves a good brawl with today’s “Goliaths”. She thrives on being the voice for those who don’t know how to yell. She is a rebel. She is a fighter. She is a mother. She is a woman. She is you and me.



The Memphis Women’s Summit will feature local female visionaries and leaders who’ll share their expertise on a wide range of subjects — all focused on galvanizing women to elevate Memphis.


Vicki Clark


Organizational Development Consultant


Kontji Anthony

Evening News Anchor at WMC Action News 5

Page Boden

Communications Manager at International Paper

Krystal Clark

Director of Student Leadership Development at Vanderbilt University

Valentina Cochran

Principal at ArchInc.


Tannera Gibson

Member at Burch Porter Johnson, PLLC

Tabitha Glenn

Executive Director, National Direct Marketing at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Juliet King

Director Art Therapy & Assistant Professor at Herron School of Art and Design

Jacqueline O'Bryant

Diversity & Inclusion Manager at AutoZone


Cynthia Saatkamp

Owner, Partner, Brand Strategist at Hemline Tailored Brand Strategies

Linn Sitler

Memphis & Shelby County Film Commissioner

Gwendolyn Tucker

Managing Partner at RIX International, LLC

Theresa Woodard, M.D.

Founder & Doctor at TWMed Consulting, LLC


Luncheon Panelists

Top Memphis women executives across diverse industries will come together for informative and lively discussions about defining traits and accentuating strengths of women in leadership roles.

In partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum, our panel discussion will focus on MLK50: Where do we go from here?  MLK50 is a year–long commemoration, hosted by The National Civil Rights Museum, to recognize the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Dr. King fought for humanitarian rights, not only for minorities, but for people all over the United States and throughout the world. MLK50 includes signature events and activities aimed at remembering Dr. King while motivating and activating change.


Mearl Purvis


FOX13 Evening News Anchor


Terri Lee Freeman

National Civil Rights Museum


Maureen Holland

Senior Attorney and President
Holland & Associates, PC.

Caroline Kuebler

Director of Development
The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis


Leadership tracks

The summit will offer separate leadership tracks based on career stage.
For more details about sessions and topics, view the Conference Schedule.


Entering the Workforce

Speakers: Krystal Clark, Juliet King, Jacqueline O’Bryant

If you are in the first few years of your career, these are the sessions for you. The focus will be on issues faced when starting out in a career, how to position yourself for success and building leadership skills to ensure your voice is heard.

Emerging Leader

Speakers: Kontji Anthony, Tabitha Glenn, Theresa Woodard

A mid-career track, for attendees who already have a solid start to their career, but are not yet done climbing the ladder. These sessions will focus on career development, work-life balance, setting priorities and achieving success.

Established Leader

Speakers: Valentina Cochran, Cynthia Saatkamp, Linn Sitler

A later career track for those who may have reached a pinnacle in their careers and face new questions, such as: How do I keep things fresh? Do I have what it takes to start a new business?  How can I help other women succeed?

Leaders of Tomorrow

Speakers: Page Boden, Tannera Gibson, Gwendolyn Tucker

Memphis Women’s Summit will also offer the opportunity to our Leaders of Tomorrow. These driven young women are required to have a 3.0 GPA or higher and also demonstrate strong leadership skills.



Visit our vendor market with booths focused on women’s issues and interests.

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 Emily Williams


Contact Leah Fox-Greenberg for sponsorship opportunities.


Silver Sponsors

 Mark Johnson
 Linda Horvat
 Diana Ward


 Todd Garcia
 Emily Kaufmann