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Women Who Mean Business Reunion

SAVE THE DATE: THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2024 || A dedicated program for past graduates of Women Who Mean Business who are eager to reconnect and continue their professional development together.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The WWMB Reunion is specifically designed for graduates of the Women Who Mean Business program. Inviting all past cohorts for one immersive afternoon and evening, alumnae will re-engage while learning from WWMB instructors, Gay Gaddis and Lynn Utter. Combined with networking and discussions by accomplished business leaders, the program culminates with a combined graduation dinner celebrating a new cohort of WWMB graduates, creating an expanded network of female leaders.

 

NEW IN 2024! Based on past participant feedback, the 2nd Annual agenda has been expanded and enhanced with professional development time with WWMB instructors, Gay Gaddis and Lynn Utter, and Cohort small groups, along with an in-depth lecture on “Crisis Management” and esteemed speakers new to WWMB participants. Scroll down to review the Reunion Schedule.

 

Additionally, a portion of proceeds from the WWMB Reunion will fund a “Women Who Mean Business Scholarship Fund” providing financial assistance to female entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations.

1 Session, 3 Goals

One immersive day offering the chance to acquire insights that are particularly relevant for businesswomen today, connect with fellow WWMB alumnae, and to celebrate the graduation of a new WWMB cohort.

Register for the Reunion

Class Details

Women Who Mean Business

Date

April 4, 2024

1pm-10pm

Instructors

Gay Gaddis

Lynn Utter

Location

UT Campus

Women Who Mean Business Reunion

Women Who Mean Business

Date

April 4, 2024

1pm-10pm

Instructors

Gay Gaddis

Lynn Utter

Location

UT Campus

Class

Concentration

Date

Location

Instructors

Women Who Mean Business Reunion

Women Who Mean Business

April 4, 2024

1pm-10pm

UT Campus

Gay Gaddis

Lynn Utter

Meet Your Instructors

  • Gay Gaddis

    ´╗┐Founder of T3, formerly the largest female-owned digital agency in U.S., best-selling author of Cowgirl Power: How to Kick Ass in Business & Life, and celebrated artist. Gay Gaddis shares her grit, resilience, and perseverance through her entrepreneurial efforts empowering women worldwide.
  • LYNN UTTER

    Former CEO and a Fortune 500 board member Lynn Utter, offers a unique perspective on how to successfully create value and ascend to the c-suite as a female executive. Lynn is committed to helping rising women accelerate their careers by sharing her real-world corporate experiences and skills.
Two women talk in a classroom.
  • Learn and Recharge in Austin, TX

    The program is held at a venue near the beautiful campus of the University of Texas at the AT&T Executive Education Center, located in the heart of downtown Austin.

Reunion Dates & Program Cost

Reconnect with past Women Who Mean Business cohorts to grow your network and continue your professional journey.
 

Reunion Date

The program consists of one immersive afternoon and evening with dinner, networking and thought leader discussions included. Travel and hotel additional, if needed.
 

Reunion Date Is As Follows:

Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 

Cost

Early Bird Price: $750

Price After Deadline: $895

*Early bird pricing applies for registrations made prior to Wednesday, January 24, 2024

New! A portion of Reunion proceeds to benefit a Women Who Mean Business scholarship fund.

Course Completion

A reunion collectable keepsake will be presented from Texas Executive Education.
 
  • Accommodations

    Located on the edge of The University of Texas at Austin campus, the AT&T Hotel & Executive Education and Conference Center is a state-of-the-art facility that offers Texas Executive Education participants a comfortable and convenient location to stay during their program, if needed.

Employer Reimbursement

Courses offered by Texas Executive Education often qualify for employer reimbursement.
 

Sample Justification Email/Letter

Need help convincing your manager to approve the time and cost related to taking this course? Use this customizable template as a starting point to help demonstrate the value of the program for your organization.

Dear [YOUR MANAGER'S NAME],

I would like your approval to attend the Women Who Mean Business Reunion, an immersive program for leaders seeking career advancement and the chance to strengthen their professional network. The program one afternoon and evening of programming and networking with accomplished business leaders on April 4, 2024. Taught by two CEOs and University of Texas McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame winners, Gay Gaddis and Lynn Utter, the program brings entrepreneurial skills and corporate experiences together for a comprehensive leadership program for rapid career advancement. This program will offer me real-world experiences and the tools needed to dramatically improve the [ADD YOUR PRODUCTS/SERVICES] we deliver and how we work internally.

This program is in-person and interactive on the McCombs School of Business campus at the University of Texas, Austin. In its second year, the WWMB Reunion agenda has been expanded and enhanced with additional one-on-one time with instructors and cohort small group work, along with an in-depth lecture on “Crisis Management” and esteemed speakers.

Topics will include:

  • Reflection since WWMB graduation
  • Cultivating Your Personal Network
  • Deep dive professional development session on the topic of “Crisis Management”
  • Goal Setting (Again, and Again)

 

After this session, I will be able to share tangible takeaways and learnings with our whole team. Additionally, I will be able to tap into a rich network of business leaders to grow our business and/or contribute to the profitability of the company.

Additionally, Women Who Mean Business Reunion brings together corporate executives and entrepreneurs to offer a cross-pollination of ideas while networking on future innovations. I'm excited to apply our principles of [**ADD YOUR CURRENT CORPORATE INITIATIVE HERE**]

The total cost to attend this one-day program is detailed below:

  • Program Registration: [INSERT AMOUNT]
  • Travel: [INSERT AMOUNT]
  • Hotel: [INSERT AMOUNT]
  • Meals: [INSERT ESTIMATE **Dinner included in Registration Fee]


TOTAL: [SUM OF ABOVE]

You can learn more about the program here [link inserted here].

Thanks for taking the time to review this request. I look forward to talking to you about it.

Regards,
[YOUR NAME]

Curriculum

Objective

Re-engage with past Cohorts to continue to build upon relationships creating a strong network of like-minded female leaders; attend a lecture and in-depth discussions to gain knowledge from experienced business leaders; and join a shared graduation dinner with current WWMB graduates creating a bridge between a new Cohort of colleagues.

Topics

  • Reflection since WWMB graduation and learnings from fellow WWMB alumnae
  • Cultivating a personal network by connecting with other WWMB Cohorts and current WWMB graduates
  • A deep dive professional development session on the topic of “Crisis Management”
  • Learning from accomplished women business leaders new to the WWMB program

 

Sample Session Schedule

2ND ANNUAL WWMB REUNION
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Theme: “The Sky’s the Limit”

  • 1:15 pm: Arrival at AT&T Conference Center
  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM: Reunion Group Check-in’s “How Have I Changed as a Leader?”
  • 2:30 - 4:00 PM: “Crisis Management” lecture and new special guest speaker
  • 4:15- 5:45 PM: Circles with Reunion participants
  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM: Networking cocktail hour with Cohort 4 WWMB graduates
  • 7:00 - 10:00 PM: Combined Graduation Dinner with Reunion participants and WWMB graduates followed by a new special guest speaker

 

Note: Reunion speakers are all accomplished business leaders and new WWMB participants.

 

Download Reimbursement Kit

Click here to download the WWMB Reimbursement Kit

Sign Up to Attend the Reunion

The reunion is open to all participants from Women Who Mean Business cohorts 1, 2 and 3. There is no application needed - simply click "register," then complete your payment on the next screen.

Have Questions?

Feel free to contact us with any questions about this program.