In 2022, we took time to learn how to influence and inspire at The She Leads Symposium @ WashU with in-depth, relevant insights on how we live, learn, and influence in our new world today.

On October 21, 2022 we connected both in-person and online for a half day of discussions with eminent WashU faculty, administrators, and alumni, joined by a variety of distinguished experts in their fields. Relive the highlights below.

The She Leads Symposium @WashU is sponsored by The Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship.

“She Leads was phenomenal. Not only was I able to connect with people outside of my department, but hearing from leaders in the community was very inspiring. Hearing from WashU students and they work they are doing was also very inspiring and makes me hopeful for the future with them out there leading.”

Kate Vanderslice

2022 Speakers and Panelists

Welcome Remarks
Michelle DeLair, Director of Curricular Innovation
College of Arts & Sciences, Washington University

Bridging the Gap
Amy Eyler, Professor of Public Health, Brown School, Chair, Faculty Senate Council, Gender Equity and Faculty Development Fellow, Office of the Provost

Merriah Croston, Olin Fellow, Doctoral Student, Public Health Sciences, Brown School, Washington University

Jen Smith, Vice Provost for Educational Initiatives
Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University

“A Truer Knowing” Dance Performance
Kendra Key, Olin Fellow, Dance MFA Student, Arts & Sciences, Washington University

Women and Well-Being at Work
Kia Caldwell, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, Professor, African & African American Studies, Washington University

Kristin Johnson, Chief Transformation Officer, Edward Jones

Stephanie Kirk, Director of the Center for the Humanities
Professor of Spanish, Comparative Literature, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Washington University

Olin Fellows 3MT® Research Presentations (view here)
Merriah Croston
Jaisal Merchant
Allison Perelman
Rebecca Reals
Cinthia Romo-Alba
Stephanie Wormleighton

Impact STL
Ali Hogan, Rung, Founder and Chairwoman

Brittany Hogan, Manager of the Center for Human Service Leadership, Delmar DivINe

Shanti Parikh, Chair and Professor, African and African American Studies; Professor, Anthropology, School of Arts & Sciences, Washington University

Inaugural Karl King Hoagland, Jr. Speaker
Paula Boggs, Founder, Boggs Media, LLC, Tedx©Speaker, Writer, Lawyer, Army Veteran, and Musician

Beverly Wendland, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Washington University

Presentation of Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship Awards

Robert R. Anschuetz Memorial Olin Fellowship in American Cultural Studies

Robert E. Thach Olin Fellowship in Biological and Biomedical Sciences