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WILC 2022

Women in Leadership Conference

The 23rd annual Women in Leadership Conference was held in-person on Friday, February 10, 2023. The conference has been a beacon of inspiration in the Houston community, empowering women to accomplish their career goals.

Every Woman. Every Voice.

In panel discussions and interactive workshops, attendees hear from leaders across different industries, explore various approaches to leadership, and discuss future opportunities for success.

The Women in Leadership Conference is organized by a committee of Rice University MBA leaders, both women and men. This leadership conference's objective is to:

  • Provide present and future women business leaders with a unique forum to exchange ideas
  • Provide women an opportunity to gain thought leadership on professional development and issues important to women in today’s workforce
  • Offer a significant opportunity for corporations and industry leaders to directly contribute to the development of women leaders in the community

2023 Keynote Speakers

Past Conferences

  • "Empow(her): How to Succeed While Lifting Others Up" 

    February 11, 2022
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  • "Authentic Voices: Defining and Expressing Your True Identity" 

    February 12, 2021

  • "A Leading Light for 20 Years" 

    February 14, 2020
    Program | Photos

  • "Be the Change" 

    February 8, 2019
    Program | Photos

  • "Deliberate Leadership: Forging Your Path With Purpose"

    February 9, 2018
    Program | Photos

  • "Unlocking the Power of Partnerships" 

    February 10, 2017
    Program | Photos

  • "Forging New Paths: Redefining Leadership" 

    February 12, 2016
    Program | Photos

  • "Making Your Mark: In Pursuit of Leadership"

    February 6, 2015

  • "A View from the Top"

    February 14, 2014


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