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6th Annual Women's Symposium at Bayou Pointe

The University Louisiana Monroe Women's Symposium is partnering with the University Louisiana Monroe Alumni Association to bring the 6th annual Women's Symposium. The event will be held at Bayou Pointe on Wednesday, March 16, from noon to 5 p.m.

The goal of the Women's Symposium is to highlight the women who make the community in the North Louisiana area stronger.

This event will feature discussions such as nine essential issues that women face on a daily basis, personal growth, professional development, and cultural awareness.

Dr. Leigh Hersey, Ph.D., Women's Symposium chair, says, "Some of the things we will talk about are, How do we do that work-life balance? Everyone experiences a little bit differently... We will also be addressing some of the inequalities that we see in the workplace, whether it's along the pay inequality we have or whether it's kind of more a discrimination against women that we see in the workplace."

The keynote speaker for this event is Leslie Durham, Alternate Federal Co-Chairwoman for the Delta Regional Authority.

The Women's Symposium is open to the public. Admission for community members is $40.

For ULM students who present an ID, admission is free. ULM faculty, staff, and active alumni can purchase tickets for $25.

Tickets can be purchased at the door by card payment. No cash payments will be accepted.

During the event, there will be an awards ceremony. The following people are the winners of the 2022 awards and scholarships: Dr. Gwen Jackson won the Legacy Award, Ashley Hubenthal won the Lisa Miller Distinguished Leader Award, Maggie Generoso won the Kristin Chandler Rising Professional Award, Monroe Mayor, Friday Ellis won the Vanguard Award, Brook Little won the Emerging Student Leadership Scholarship, and Anna Grigsby won the Empowering Student Leader Scholarship.

For more information, contact Leigh Hersey at