Women Who Lead Conference

Women Who Lead Conference

Women Who Lead (WWL) is a two day leadership & career conference designed to enhance the personal, professional & academic leadership development of students at FIU. We achieve this by engaging students with experiences central to to diverse women and gender expansive people of all types including faculty, staff, alumni and professionals of all industries.

With Women Who Lead, we seek to:

  • Enhance participant’s understanding & awareness about the scope of womenand gender expansive people in leadership in our society today.
  • Provide participants with an opportunity to interact with & learn from women and gender expansive leaders in a variety of career fields.
  • Develop a greater understanding of the diversity of careers available in a variety of fields.
  • Assist our students in developing their personal leadership plan.

Day 1

Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, March 15 - 11:00AM

Blair Imani (She/Her)


Day 2

Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, March 16 - 2:15PM

Valencia "Vee" Gunder (She/Her)



Tuesday, March 15

9:30AM: Doors Open
10:00AM: Opening Remarks
Welcome by Dr. Elizabeth Bejar, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President, FIU
10:30AM-11:00AM: Networking 101 Workshop
11:00AM: Keynote Speaker
Blair Imani - Historian, Author, Educator, Influencer 
12:00PM: Lunch
Free Headshots in Lobby
2:00PM-3:00PM: Session #1
Wise Words: Advice Session for Women Leaders
3:15PM-4:45PM: Session #2
First, Only, Female: Women in Traditionally Male-Dominated Fields
4:45PM: Closing Remarks for Day 1


Wednesday, March 16

9:30AM: Doors Open
10:00AM-10:15AM: Opening remarks

Welcome by Dr. Eneida Roldan, Chief Executive Officer, FIU Health Care Network
10:30AM-11:30AM: Minute Mentoring
Meet FIU faculty and staff in various fields for speedy mentorship!
11:30PM-12:00PM: Networking Break
12:00PM: Lunch
Free Headshots in Lobby
1:00PM: Session #3

Civic LeadHERship: Champions for Change
2:15PM-3:00PM: Keynote Speaker
Valencia Gunder - National Organizing Lead, RBG New Deal at Movement for Black Lives
3:00PM: Session #4
Women Under Pressure: Achieving a Healthy Work-Life Balance
4:00PM: Closing Remarks



  • Erica Jayne Friedman
  • Rozeena Taylor
  • Kathleen Applyrs
  • Marquise Steward
  • Leslie Mejia-Acevedo
  • David Bynes
  • Laura Lopez Ramos
  • Marie Alexandra Cornelius
  • Destiny Washington
  • Jade Moten
  • Sophie Braga de Barros
  • Brianna Nellon
  • Annmarie Cooker
  • Carleen Vincent
  • Jacob Burns
  • Rhesia Lewis
  • Natalie Reymundo