CONNECT. UNITE. TRANSFORM!
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:
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.
Organizational Development Consultant
Evening News Anchor at WMC Action News 5
Communications Manager at International Paper
Director of Student Leadership Development at Vanderbilt University
Principal at ArchInc.
Member at Burch Porter Johnson, PLLC
Executive Director, National Direct Marketing at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Director Art Therapy & Assistant Professor at Herron School of Art and Design
Diversity & Inclusion Manager at AutoZone
Owner, Partner, Brand Strategist at Hemline Tailored Brand Strategies
Memphis & Shelby County Film Commissioner
Managing Partner at RIX International, LLC
Theresa Woodard, M.D.
Founder & Doctor at TWMed Consulting, LLC
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.
FOX13 Evening News Anchor
Terri Lee Freeman
National Civil Rights Museum
Senior Attorney and President
Holland & Associates, PC.
Director of Development
The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
Chief Executive Officer
Christ Community Health Services
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.
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.
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.
Contact Leah Fox-Greenberg for sponsorship opportunities.