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This past Tuesday, the Women in Leadership Initiative held its annual dinner event to welcome the members of the D21 class. After opening remarks by Dean Thomas and Dean Hanlon, the D19 panel provided both information and inspiration to the attendees. It was a privilege to be in the room as Melody Chou, Nari Park, Zamone Sawyer, and Grace Kim (D19s, pictured left to right) all shared their paths to leadership, as well as obstacles and accomplishments at TUSDM.

After the panel, the first year students and upperclassmen were able to participate in thoughtful, engaging round-table discussions over dinner. Each table reflected on the panel and touched on topics such as the abundance of opportunities available at TUSDM and the ways to balance leadership with other obligations. It was motivating to hear the variety of perspectives shared by all of the students gathered. The night was topped off by a lively time for networking over dessert, allowing one-on-one connections to be made.

Many thanks to Dean Thomas, Dean Hanlon, and Karen Alexander for their support; and to the Women in Leadership committee, Nancy Marks, and Jackie Liu (D19) for putting the event together!

Reflection by: Kristin Bradley (D20)

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