2023-2024 Advancing Women in Leadership Symposium

The CSW 2024 Symposium held on Wednesday, April 10th was a resounding success! We were thrilled to welcome a lineup of amazing speakers who delved into the theme of "A Woman's Worth" with passion and insight.

The symposium explored the intersectionality and inclusion of a woman's worth in various aspects of life, including academia, at home, in the United States, and around the world.

This free event provided an invaluable opportunity for professional development and networking, and was open to anyone on the University of Arizona campus. Thank you to all who attended and contributed to this important conversation. Stay tuned for more events and discussions on gender equality and women's empowerment in the future!

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Symposium Agenda

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking

Welcome and Introductions begin at 8:45 a.m.

 Sessions are designed as 30-minute mini-workshops with informative, interactive, mindfulness and relaxing as the themes. Choose from these exciting topics:

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 

  • Women Rising: Understanding Competitiveness and the Gender Wage Gap | S107
  • Elevating The Impact of Well-Being | S215
  • Continuing Status—A Second Class Status? | S225
  • Yoga | Roof

9"45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

  • Lifting as We Climb: Mentorship for Women in Academia | S107
  • Ain’t I a Woman? Reframing Imposter Syndrome for Women of Color in Academia | S215
  • Advancing Understanding of the Abortion Care Landscape in Arizona & its Impacts | S225
  • Yoga | Roof

SOS: Supporting Our Sisters
Jennifer Hatcher, RN, PhD, Vice-Provost and Chief Inclusion Officer of Diversity and Inclusion Professor, Public Health

Please grab a boxed lunch outside Room S107 and join us in Room S107 for the afternoon panel discussion. 

Topic: Path to Leadership Opportunities

This session will bring together five inspiring women leaders at the University of Arizona to share their diverse experiences that led them to their current leadership position. They will share their career journey, professional development tips and how these experiences led them to become leaders.


  • Celina Ramirez, JD | Vice President of University Initiatives & Policy
  • Celeste Atkins, PhD | Director of Student Engagement and Recruitment, UArizona Graduate College, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Jameshia N. Granberry, PhD, MBA | Executive Director of Administrative Operations and Chief of Staff, UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
  • Chanté Martin, MBA | Associate Vice President of Human Resources