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She Leads Symposium @ WashU 2023

Friday, October 20 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Emerson Auditorium
Knight Hall, St. Louis, MO 63105

She Leads @ WashU is the annual event hosted by the Ann W. and Spencer T. Olin-Chancellor's Fellowship at Washington University.  For nearly 50 years, this treasured event has featured programming designed to empower women to lead at the highest levels of society.

Past speaker highlights include Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, activist Tarana Burke, NASA scientist Moogega Cooper, First Lady Jill Biden, along with numerous scientists, entrepreneurs, professors, researchers, and community leaders from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.

She Leads @ WashU provides a forum that enables and empowers women to lead in the 21st century. This year's event includes the Ida H. Early Composing a Life panel, sponsored by the Women's Society of Washington University.

This event, open to the public, connects fellows, students, alumni, faculty and community members through a variety of speakers, sessions and networking opportunities.  Learn more at sheleads.wustl.edu.

Register to attend in person or virtually.

Event Type

Meetings & Conferences


Science & Technology, Business & Entrepreneurship, Medicine & Health



The Graduate Center


Event Contact

Jessica Weldon

Speaker Information

Karl King Hoagland, Jr. Keynote Speaker: Meet Tatum Getty (WashU '04), who has helped shape the health and wellness sector in both the USA and the UK through marketing, public relations, sales, and brand management positions with companies such as SoulCycle, Barry’s Bootcamp, and Tonal. Today she is an investor, having co-founded the venture capital fund THENA Capital, which is focused on early stage medical technology investments.

Alongside this, Tatum and her team founded a healthcare-focused community, the Future of HealthTech Hub, bringing together industry leaders committed to transformative impact. She is passionate about health equity – with a particular interest in women’s health and reducing the gender healthcare gap. As a board member and executive leader, she has successfully expanded and globalized pivotal health businesses.

As an MBA-holding former competitive U.S. figure skater, she believes that creativity, collaboration, and communities are the main contributors to her success.

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