University of Wisconsin–Madison

Virtual Learning

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption of face-to-face campus operations, Learning & Talent Development is canceling the 2020 Women & Leadership Symposium. We hope to see you at next year’s symposium which will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Union South.

Until we can meet together on campus, we will be offering virtual programming for our community to learn and connect, including:

  • Topic-based lead discussion sessions
  • Podcasts
  • Pre-recorded sessions

31 Days of Women Leadership Learning

In replacement of this year’s symposium, we will be offering 31 days of women leadership learning for the month of August.
Learning will focus on three themes:

Finding YOUR Voice

Sessions will be focused internally on self-reflection and personal development.


  • Understanding or creating influence
  • Resiliency
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Art of personal branding

Building Your Voice

Sessions will be focused on leadership tactics, community building, and having bold conversations.


  • Relationship building
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Mentorship and networking

Putting Your Voice into Action

Sessions will be focused externally on career development, community action, and building inclusion.


  • EID (Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity)
  • Individual and shared empowerment
  • Negotiating your worth
  • Creating change

Topic or Speaker Suggestions

If you have an idea for a topic or a speaker you would like to see offered, please email us at

Call for Session Proposals

If you would like to be a presenter at one of the one-hour learning sessions, please submit a proposal.