The 15th Annual Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Fall Symposium celebrates women who are transformational leaders through their volunteer, professional and philanthropic contributions. This half-day event includes a networking breakfast, concurrent sessions and a dynamic lunchtime keynote address by Gretchen Carlson. Journalist, author and advocate Gretchen Carlson paved the way for #metoo with her historic 2016 sexual harassment complaint against her former boss, the chairman of Fox News. Named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Carlson is a Stanford- and Oxford-educated former Miss America, recognized author of New York Times bestsellers Be Fierce and Getting Real, and is one of America’s most successful news anchors and a globally recognized advocate for women’s empowerment.
Date: Oct. 2, 2020
Theme: "Finding Your Voice"
Anticipated Attendance: 950+
Location: Hilton Tampa Downtown
Audience: WLP members, university benefactors, community and business leaders, faculty, staff and students
Doors Open and Registration Begins
Concurrent Sessions I, II, III
Concurrent Sessions IV, V, VI
Luncheon Program, Award Presentation and Keynote
VIP Reception (invitation only)
Student Reception (invitation only)
presentation of the community leadership award
This award honors visionary leaders and philanthropists throughout the community who are doing extraordinary things to make Tampa Bay a better place for women to live and work. With the Community Leadership Award, we showcase individual excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of work, and inspiration to others.
Use social media: Do you post on Facebook or tweet on Twitter? Be sure to let your circle of influence know that you are participating! #wlpsymp
Sponsorship Opportunities: Limited opportunities are available for sponsorship. For detailed sponsorship packages and benefits, please download this form.