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Career Development

Syracuse University Women in Leadership Fall Forum

September 16, 2019 at 12:30pm5:00pm EDT

Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, Regency Ballroom

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Join us for an engaging professional development experience and networking reception for Syracuse University women leaders. Participants will share their experiences and learnings on leadership preparation, mentorship and career encores.


  • Ellen Taaffe, keynote speaker
    Director of Women’s Leadership Programming and clinical assistant professor of leadership, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
  • LaVonda Reed, panelist
    Associate provost for faculty affairs and professor of law, Syracuse University
  • Alexandra Epsilanty, 92, panelist
    Associate vice president, international advancement, Syracuse University
  • Kimberly Townsend, ’98, G’99, L’01, G’09, panelist
    President and CEO, Loretto Management Corporation
  • Isisara Bey, facilitator
    Journey Agent

Program: 1 – 4 p.m.
Light lunch in foyer: 12:30 – 1 p.m.; Networking reception: 4 – 5 p.m.

Please R.S.V.P. by Sept. 9 to American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available. To request accommodations, contact

Hosted by:

Diane Lyden Murphy, dean of Falk College
LaVonda Reed, associate provost for faculty affairs
Dara Royer, senior vice president and chief communications officer
Michele Wheatly, vice chancellor and provost
Andrew Gordon, senior vice president and chief human resources officer
Candace Campbell Jackson, senior vice president and chief of staff

This event was published on September 11, 2019.

Event Details

Parking is available at the Sheraton in the attached garage. Parking will be validated at the event.