Patricia A. Whitely Women’s Leadership Symposium

Symposium Information 

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

Location: Shalala Student Center (SC) Grand Ballroom

Registration: REGISTER TODAY Reserve your spot as spaces are limited. 

The Patricia A. Whitely Women's Leadership Symposium brings the University of Miami community together to empower and celebrate women to create positive change through leadership, community and wellness. This year's theme "Weathering the Storm," empowers participants to identify opportunities for self-care and resilience in the midst of unexpected impact.Participants will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue and activities with local trailblazers through workshops and wellness classes.


This year, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, licensed psychologist and host of the podcast,
Therapy for Black Girls, will serve as our keynote speaker. 
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Her primary areas of interest include break up and divorce recovery, depression, work-life balance, relationship skills, and esteem improvement. She also has a wealth of knowledge in working with college students in areas including procrastination, stress management,dissertation/thesis support, and career development.
Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support!
  • Housing and Residential Life
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • School of Education and Human Development
  • AGLO
  • UM Counseling Center
  • UM Panhellenic Council
  • College of Engineering
  • Enrollment Management
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Herbert Wellness Center
  • Canes Care for Canes
  • Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Hurricane Productions

For more information, please contact the Butler Center for Service and Leadership at or at 305-284-4483.