University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Women and Leadership Symposium brings together engaged professionals for networking, professional development, learning from women leaders, and sharing of best practices. In addition to the keynote address, there will be 28 breakout sessions on topics related to:

  • Relationship building
  • Well-being
  • Building influence
  • Career management
  • Workplace skills
  • Engagement, inclusion, and diversity

This annual symposium brings together individuals committed to the excellence and empowerment of women to discuss relevant issues and topics that will educate and inspire.

Who should attend?

The event is open to UW-Madison employees and community members who are interested in women’s advancement.


Registration for the 2024 Women and Leadership Symposium is coming Winter 2023.

All sessions will be in person at Union South. No livestream or recordings will be provided.

I learned how to be more confident in myself and my leadership abilities - that not fitting the status quo of what a "leader" looks like does not mean that I cannot also lead. I now better understand what qualities make an effective, motivating, inclusive leader, and I hope to use the skills I've learned to better support my team, even without being in a titled leadership position.

2022 Symposium Participant