May 26-27, 2021

Registration logo for the UT Conference for Women in Leadership


UT female leaders will gather to: engage in enriching sessions relevant to women in leadership roles; participate in a roundtable discussion; network with female counterparts; build a sense of community, and more.

Conference schedule overview

Intended Audience

Women in senior-level leadership positions. Conference enrollment is open to invited leaders (assistant-director level and above).


Leading With Resilience: Striving to be Stronger Today than Yesterday

Opening Keynote Speaker

Dee Bagwell Haslam, Haslam Sports Group; Partner/Executive Producer/RIVR Media

Dee Bagwell Haslam plays an active role in several companies and in the communities in which she lives.
Dee and her husband Jimmy, as managing partners of the Cleveland Browns and investor-operators of the Columbus Crew SC, established a clear, concise direction for the organizations, focusing on three primary goals that properly respect their fans. Their vision is to build a consistently winning team, provide a great experience for the fans and give back to their communities.

The Browns Give Back strategy is centered on education, youth football and community engagement.
Dee is actively involved in creating impactful solution-based programs to promote attendance, school choice and volunteerism in Cleveland, Columbus, and Knoxville.

Dee spent her business career in the television production business as CEO of RIVR Media, they have produced hundreds of hours of programming including the well-known Trading Spaces. Dee is also part of the family ownership group of Pilot Company.

In Tennessee, Dee serves on the State Collaborative of Reforming Education (SCORE), Emerald Youth Foundation, University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business Advisory Board and Lakeshore Park.
Her community involvement in Cleveland and Columbus, also includes serving on the Board of Directors of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, University Hospitals System, United Way of Greater Cleveland, Greater Columbus Partnership and The Cleveland Orchestra.

Dee and Jimmy Haslam live in Cleveland, Ohio and Walland, Tennessee. They have three children,
James Bagwell Haslam, Whitney Johnson, Cynthia Arnholt, and six grandchildren.

Cost: $50 (payment is processed by internal transfer after the event)*

*Subject to 2-week cancellation policy.

We process the conference fee via IRIS internal transfer to your department. Charges will process within two weeks after the event takes place.

Location: Participants will receive a Zoom link in confirmation email upon registration.

About theĀ UT Conference for Women in Leadership

In partnership with a system-wide senior leadership advisory committee, Employee & Organizational Development presents the UT Conference for Women in Leadership to address professional development needs of UT’s female leaders in more advanced leadership roles, as well as those who may be emerging as leaders. The conference provides sessions on topicsĀ relevant to women in leadership positions and invites speakers who have a wealth of experience in the topics presented.