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Women In Leadership Seminar


An informal seminar series designed to develop staff and faculty leadership competency and efficacy in women leaders from junior to executive levels. The seminar series features notable speakers and nationally recognized speakers from academic, corporate, healthcare, and non-profit organizations.


To provide participants with:
  • tools and techniques to improve their leadership
  • an opportunity to grow deeper in developing their personal leadership skills
Program Dates:

Speaker: Farah Harris
Thursday, October 19, 2023
11:30AM — 12:30PM
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Speaker: Traci Duez
Thursday, November 9, 2023
11:30AM — 12:30PM
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Speaker: Deborah Heiser
Thursday, January 18, 2024
11:30AM — 12:30PM
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Featured Speaker on February 24, 2022

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Monica Guidry

Monica Guidry is Executive Director at UTHealth Houston Office of Employee Assistance Programs. As Director, she is responsible for the internal EAP counseling services, WorkLife and Wellness program at UTHealth Houston and for the operations of EAP services for external organizations which includes Baylor College of Medicine, UTHealth San Antonio, UTMB and UTHealth Rio Grande Valley. At UTHealth, Monica is also developing a support system for physicians and faculty with professionalism or distressed behavior that impacts the workplace and our affiliated organizations. Monica joined UT Health in 2010 after spending 10 years as the Director of the University of Florida Addiction Treatment Program in Gainesville, FL.

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Featured Speaker on January 27, 2022

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Karen Jaw-Madson

The January event features Karen Jaw-Madson, principal of Co.-Design of Work Experience, author of Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences @ Work, founder of Future of Work platform A New HR, executive coach, and instructor at Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program.

A former corporate executive, Karen is known as a versatile leader across multiple industries with experience developing, leading, and implementing numerous organizational initiatives around the globe. She has been featured in Inc., Fast Company, Fortune, Thrive Global, and People+Strategy,,’s HR Strategy & Planning Excellence magazine, and HR Professional magazine.

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