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Speakers Announced: D CEO’s 2023 Women’s Leadership Symposium

More than a dozen experts will present at the June 29 half-day event. Tickets are now on sale.
By D CEO Staff |

D CEO’s popular Women’s Leadership Symposium, now in its eighth year, will be held June 29, at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel.

The half-day, in-person event, “The Real Deal: Real Women. Real Talk” will feature 15 dynamic speakers who are championing women in the workplace. The topics are real, relevant, and aimed at empowering women to seek their own truths and soar—both professionally and personally. Speakers include C-level executives, entrepreneurs, nonprofit change-makers, and leaders at the top of their fields across industries, generations, and disciplines.

Young professionals and seasoned CEOs alike can take advantage of strategic and focused networking opportunities, and tangible takeaways from the selected presenters. D CEO’s Women’s Leadership Symposium is not just for women. We encourage attendance from men, allies, and everyone committed to making a difference for all.

The program will kickoff with breakfast and networking from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., with programming to immediately follow. A second networking break will be held mid-morning.

Join us for an inspiring and motivating day of content and connection.


Dr. Debra Atkisson, Division Medical Director, Connections Wellness Group 

Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Jasmin Brand, Founder/CEO, Her Texas

Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Founder, Reconciliation and Restoration Foundation and President, Soulstice Consultancy

Jennifer Carter, CEO, EWF International

Dr. Jennifer Cowley, President, University of Texas at Arlington

Dena L. Jackson, Chief Strategy Officer, Texas Women’s Foundation

Jessica Jesse, CEO & Creative Director, BuDhaGirl

Merrilee Kick, CEO & Founder, Buzzballz/Southern Champion LLC

Silvia Martins, Vice President Human Resources, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages

Renda Mathew, Dallas Market President, Truist

Sharla H. Myers, CEO, Community Council of Greater Dallas

Connie D. Powell Nichols, Partner, Intellectual Property, Munck Wilson Mandala

Taylor Shead, CEO, STEMuli Studios


Tickets are $165 per person and include all event programming, breakfast, opportunity to engage with speakers and other participants, an advance list of attendees, a two-year subscription to D CEO and a one-year subscription to D Magazine ($128 total value), access to post-symposium recordings, and a sponsor gift bag.

Reserve your spot here.

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