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Women's Symposium


Each discussion topic will have three (3) panelists. Panelists may change based on availability or unforeseen circumstances.

Education and Careers Transitioning and Adapting Health and Lifestyles
9 - 9:50 am SUB Ballroom 9 - 9:50 am SUB Ballroom 9 - 9:50 am SUB Ballroom
Women in STEM:
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Dr. Anne Case Hanks
University of Louisiana Monroe

Lindsey Eickman
JE Dunn Construction

Maxine Moreau
CenturyLink, Inc.

Women's Rights and the Law: Advocating for Yourself


Melissa Ducote

University of Louisiana Monroe

Wesley Eby Johnson
Escamilla & Poneck, LLP

Melody Olson
Self-Employed Investor

Women's Health:
Being Physically and
Mentally Whole


Gwenn Jackson, MD
The Woman's Clinic

Dr. Jana Sutton
University of Louisiana Monroe

Rachel Vaessler
Registered Yoga Instructor

10 - 10:50 am SUB Ballroom 10 - 10:50 am SUB Ballroom 10 - 10:50 am SUB Ballroom
The Art of Innovation and Creativity: Women in Liberal Arts and Humanities  


Kelsea McCrary
CenturyLink Inc.

Dr. Ruth Smith
University of Louisiana Monroe

Robin Stephens
University of Louisiana Monroe

College to Career: Finding Your Way and the Importance of Mentorships


Ashleigh Aldridge
D'Evereux Foods

Kemper Block Baugh
Style Blogger

Alberta Brown Green
North Louisiana Economic Partnership

The Balancing Act:
Juggling Multiple Responsibilities


Laura Clark
P&S Surgical Hospital

Dr. Lynn Clark
Children's Coalition

Dr. Amy Weems
Sterlington Middle School

11-11:50 am SUB Ballroom 11-11:50 am SUB Ballroom 11-11:50 am SUB Ballroom
Business Culture and Communication:
Interactions, Relationships, and Leadership

Brenda Allen
JP Morgan Chase

Christine Wong Rambo
North Louisiana Economic Partnership

Kathy Spurlock
The News-Star Media Group


Women's Roles:
A Societal Evolution



Dr. Sushma Krishnamurthy
University of Louisiana Monroe

Corre Stegall
Louisiana Tech University

Kristin Wolkart
St. Francis Medical Center


Lessons from Professional
and Personal Challenges


Linda Singler Holyfield
P&S Surgical Hospital

Tammie McDaniel

J.S. Clark Magnet School

Cindy Rogers
Kitty DeGree Foundation