On October 3, 2014, Women’s Former Student Network offered another outstanding educational and inspirational opportunity at the second annual Aggie Women’s Leadership Conference. Each speaker shared their successes as defined by the choices that they have made and how we shape the course of our lives choice by choice.
Dr. Karan Watson, Provost and Executive Vice President, shared that it is our responsibility and choice to determine our own attitudes. Attitude is the one thing that no one can take away. We have the freedom of choice to determine our attitudes.
Keynote speaker Marsha Clark shared that women have a responsibility and accountability to help each other and support one another. She gave an extensive and interesting overview of how women make choices versus men; how important it is to know what “tools we have in our toolkits” (gifts) and that great leaders know what tool to use when. You can learn much more from her book Choose! The Role Choice Plays in Shaping Women’s Lives. www.marshaclarkandassociates.com
A diverse and passionate panel of Aggie women graduates and faculty shared their choices in life with the subsequent challenges, new opportunities, and blessings they experienced. Panelists were Melissa Reich ’00 (Deputy Montgomery County Constable and former FBI agent), Kristi Scales ’89 (Sideline reporter for the Dallas Cowboys), Susan Treat ’87 (Wife, Mother, Homemaker/homeschooler and former paralegal), and Katherine Banks (Vice Chancellor for Engineering for the TAMU system and Dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering at TAMU).
Closing the conference was award-winning editor, writer, interviewer and on-camera talent Ceslie Armstrong. Through her animated stories, she shared her own choices that led to her success.
Chancellor Sharp shared at the awards luncheon a historical perspective of women at Texas A&M University as well as a vision of what is still to come. The Women’s Leadership Conference is an incubator of the future dynasty of women at Texas A&M University. Join the cause at www.aggiewomen.org