Women Who Mean Business Reunion
SAVE THE DATE: THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2024 || The WWMB Reunion is a condensed program for past graduates of the Women Who Mean Business leadership development program, eager to reconnect and continue their journey together.
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.
1 SESSION, 3 GOALSOne 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.
Meet Your Instructors
Gay GaddisFounder 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 UTTERFormer 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.
Learn and Recharge in Austin, TXThe 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
Reunion Date Is As Follows:
The cost for the Women Who Mean Business Reunion will be announced at a later date.
AccommodationsLocated 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.
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 13, 2023. 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 near the McCombs School of Business campus at the University of Texas, Austin. It will include small group exercises, key speakers, and networking events as well as a McCombs School of Business certificate of completion.
Topics will include:
- Reflection since WWMB graduation
- Cultivating Your Personal Network
- 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.
Re-engage with past Cohorts to continue to build upon relationships creating a strong network of like-minded female leaders; attend networking events 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.
- Hear from successful women business leaders about their career journeys
- Reconnect with fellow WWMB alumnae
- Celebrate the graduation of a new WWMB cohort
Sample Session Schedule
Sample of Reunion Schedule
View a sample of the session schedules and see what is covered during the program. The schedule is subject to change.
Reunion Preview Schedule
Subject to change
4:30 pm: Check-in
4:45 pm: Welcome
5:00 pm: Circles meet and reunite
6:30 pm: Cocktails
7:30 pm: "Conversations with" successful businesswomen
7:30 - 10:00 pm: Graduation Dinner with Reunion participants and new WWMB graduates
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 and 2. There is no application needed - simply click "sign up," then complete your payment on the next screen.
Feel free to contact us with any questions about this program.