Hazelett Women in Leadership Forum
The Office for Women is one of the founding sponsors of the Hazelett Women in Leadership Forum inaugurated in April 2006. With a generous gift from Ambassador Randall L. Tobias, the IU Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence, IUPUI, and the IUPUI Office for Women combined efforts to create the Hazelett Women in Leadership Forum.
The Forum is dedicated to the memory of Suzanne "Susie" Northam Hazelett, the former Executive Director of the Randall L. Tobias Foundation who was instrumental in helping to establish the IU Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence. The Hazelett Women in Leadership Forum provides a public arena for knowledgeable and creative speakers to celebrate the achievements of women leaders in various walks of life. Honorees offer insights about leadership in the modern workplace including reflections on the role of gender, work/life balance and effective communication. For more information, click here.
Eighth Annual Forum
Dr. Ora Pescovitz spoke at our eighth annual forum on Friday, October 25, 2013. The title of her talk was, “My Path: Learning, Leadership and Life”. In May 2009, Dr. Pescovitz became the University of Michigan ‘s first female Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Health System CEO. Prior to this she was the Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs at Indiana University School of Medicine, president and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis and interim vice president for Research Administration at Indiana University. In 2011 she was elected to the Institute for Medicine. She has published 184 papers and books, and received numerous awards for her research, teaching and leadership.
Seventh Annual Forum
The seventh Hazelett Forum featured Marianne Glick and was held on October 9, 2012. Marianne is an accomplished artist, philanthropist and community leader. She is the president and owner of GlickArt and Chairman of the Board of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Family Foundation. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Gene Click Company, the Central Indiana Community Foundation, the Community Health Network Foundation, the Board of Visitors for the Center on Philanthropy at IUPUI and the Board of Trustees for Ball State University.
Sixth Annual Forum
The sixth annual Hazelett Forum featured Olympian and Indiana Fever forward, Tamika Catchings and was held on November 30, 2011. She was the Women’s National Basketball Association’s most valuable player in 2011. She won her third Olympic gold medal for Team USA in August 2012. She's a four-time WNBA defensive player of the year, an eight-time All-Star and has been on the all-league teams nine times. In 2012, she led the Indiana Fever to their first WNBA championship against the defending champions, the Minnesota Lynx. In 2004, she founded the Catch the Stars Foundation whose goal is to provide academic and sports related programs to at-risk youth in the Indianapolis area.
Fifth Annual Forum
Angela Brown was the speaker for the fifth annual Hazelett Forum on November 3, 2010. She is an internationally acclaimed opera singer and attended the Indiana University School of Music. She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2004 to rave reviews from the New York Times and other media. She has sung roles in Aida, Porgy and Bess, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Tosca, to name a few, with orchestras all over the world. Her personal mission is to bring operatic and classical vocal performance to a diverse audience. To further that result, she created “Opera…from a Sistah’s Point of View” which has been presented in schools, community centers and churches around the country.
Fourth Annual Forum
Patricia Miller was the speaker for the fourth annual forum held on October 27, 2009. She is the co-founder of Vera Bradley Designs, an internationally recognized brand featuring cotton-quilted handbags and travel bags and now expanded to include tableware, home furnishings and men’s ties. She and her co-founder, Barbara Baekgaard also established the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer which has pledged a gift of $10 million to the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center.
Third Annual Forum
France A. Córdova, the 11th President of Purdue University and internationally recognized astrophysicist gave the keynote address at the third annual event on Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Dr. Córdova holds NASA's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal, and has been recognized as a Kilby Laureate for contributions to society through science, technology, innovation, invention, and education.
Second Annual Forum
Joanne B. Ciulla presented the keynote at the second annual event on February 28, 2007. She is Professor and Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond. The topic of her presentation was "Women as Leaders: Where They Are and What They Do.” Click here to view the video.
First Annual Forum
The featured speaker for the first Hazelett Women in Leadership Forum was Cheryl Bachelder, the former president and chief concept officer of KFC Corporation, located in Louisville, Kentucky, from 2000-2003. She also served as vice president of marketing and product development for Domino's Pizza from 1995-2000. Her presentation was titled, "Creating Workplaces Where Women Thrive."