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Women’s Leadership Symposium 2021

Nearly 600 hundred viewers joined us for D CEO’s Women’s Leadership Symposium on June 23. Even if you missed the event, it’s not too late to enjoy the program— with 11 powerful sessions featuring 18 amazing speakers and panelists. Refer back to the content whenever you like, and enjoy the insights, practical advice, and a healthy dose of inspiration.

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2021 Speakers

Rebecca Acuña, PepsiCo
Brittany Barnett, Buried Alive and Girls Embracing Mothers
Michele Bobadilla, The University of Texas at Arlington and University Crossroads
Jenny Boucek, Dallas Mavericks
Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Texas Women’s Foundation
Steve Demetriou, Jacobs
Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Ellis Kirk Group
Leah Frazier, Think Three Media
Dennice Johnson, Hyphen
Dana Larson,Bally Sports Southwest
Maya Leibman, American Airlines
Tracy Irby, Texas Woman’s University
Cynt Marshall, Dallas Mavericks
Colleen Martindale, McCarthy Building Cos.
Bill Munck, Munck Wilson Mandala
Sarah Shadonix, Scout & Cellar
Melanie Shaffer, Talent Suite
Thear Suzuki, Ernst & Young, LLP

2021 D CEO Women's Leadership Symposium

Past Events

In June 2016, D CEO launched its first annual Women’s Leadership Symposium. Since then, our editorial coverage and curated event series have grown significantly, and will culminate in a full-day virtual conference on June 23, 2021.

This year’s unique program will provide opportunities to virtually network, engage with speakers, and experience 15+ dynamic executives as they share their journeys, insights, and tangible takeaways. Extraordinary times calls for extraordinary leadership—join us and be a part of making North Texas an even better place to live and work.

2020 D CEO Women’s Leadership Symposium
July 15 & 16, 2020

2019 D CEO Women’s Leadership Symposium
May 30, 2019

2018 D CEO Women’s Leadership Symposium
May 31, 2018

2017 D CEO Women’s Leadership Symposium
June 2, 2017

2016 D CEO Women’s Leadership Symposium
June 1, 2016

2015 D CEO Women Speaker Series: On Brand
August 10, 2015

2015 D CEO Women Speaker Series: On Barriers
May 18, 2015

2015 D CEO Women Speaker Series: On Philanthropy
March 23, 2015

2014 D CEO Women Speaker Series: On Business
September 29, 2014


What does the 2021 Symposium include?

  • A full day of programming and networking on June 23, from 8 am – 5 pm
  • 15+ speakers will be featured throughout the day.
  • Live + Q&A. Attendees can engage with speakers by asking questions in Q&A sessions that follow presentations.
  • Custom breakout sessions based on your experience level and interests from the region’s top coaches and talent consultants
  • Online – You can join from anywhere, no travel needed!
  • Recordings – After the summit, you’ll get recordings to check what you’ve missed.
  • One year subscription to D CEO included with all ticket purchases.

What are the ticket levels for the Symposium?

General Admission – $50

  • Access to all live event programming on the main stage, featuring 15+ speakers and panelists
  • Ability to submit audience questions via the event platform and engage with speakers and attendees during sessions
  • One-year subscription to D CEO (value of $52) for you or as a gift
  • Access to recordings of the program following symposium

Gold-Level Access – $75

Includes all General Admission Access plus:

  • Ability to access custom “Network” feature on event platform allowing you to connect 1:1 with other attendees via video and chat
  • Ability to access “Group Networking” feature during concerted networking breaks to connect with attendees based on your interest(s)
  • Exclusive invite to lunch networking and breakout sessions with Dallas’ top talent and business coaches, for either seasoned executives or emerging leaders
  • Virtual SWAG bag
  • Receive attendee list in advance of the Symposium (name, title and company) 

Platinum-Level Access – $100

Includes all Gold-Level Access plus: 

  • VIP Swag Bag mailed to your preferred address in advance of the symposium

Where can I get more information?

For editorial information, contact Kelsey Vanderschoot at kelsey.vanderschoot@dmagazine.com


For advertising information, contact Gillea Allison at gillea.allison@dmagazine.com


For troubleshooting with registration, contact events@dmagazine.com

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