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Women LEAD (Leading through Empowerment Affiliations and Development) 

These programs are designed as short events to encourage networking and provide a woman's view of leadership.  Each program will highlight a female speaker to talk about leadership through a woman's lens, following the speaker there will be an opportunity for discussion and networking.  If you have 

SM2incWomenLeadImagequestions or comments about this program, please email sactleadership@rice.edu.  


Women LEAD Event, November 4th,  4-5:30pm  (Location will be provided along with RSVP Confirmation)

Speaker: Ann L. Cook

RSVP Here 

Women LEAD is proud to present the second fall speaker for 2014, Ann L. Cook on November 4th from 4-5:30pm. 

This speaker event is an hour and a half opportunity to hear about Ann Cook's career trajectory and leadership from a woman's perspective, participate in a question and answer session, and network with other women leaders at Rice.

This is an RSVP only event.  Please keep in mind that seating is limited, so only RSVP if you can attend the program in it's entirety. 

Cupcakes and coffee provided!

Ann L. Cook, MBA, is Vice President of Business Development for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston. Under her direction, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in 2009 was named as the American Marketing Association - Houston's "Marketer of the Year," which recognizes one organization from first-place winners across 33 diverse industry categories as the Houston area's best strategic marketer. She manages strategic marketing and communications for the Kelsey-Seybold enterprise, along with sales and marketing for enterprise business lines including KelseyCare Health Benefits, Kelsey-Seybold.com, Kelsey-Seybold Executive Health, 'Be Well at Shell' at Kelsey-Seybold, Corporate and Occupational Medicine, Travel Medicine, and KelseyWellness. Prior to joining Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, she served as Vice President and Business Development Officer for the physician practice organization of the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, and worked for HCA Healthcare in business development. She serves on the Boards of the Greater Houston Women's Chamber, The Women's Fund for HER Advisory Board, the Fire Fighters Foundation of Houston, and on the Loyola University School of Communications Task Force. She is a past Board Chairman of the Galleria Chamber of Commerce and a past President and Board Chairman of The Women's Fund for HER. 

Women LEAD Campus Coordinators, 2014-2015 

Nicole Zhao

Genevieve Tarlton 

Amy Ryu

Stephanie Yeh

Mini Bhattacharya

Michelle Bowen

 Please email the Women LEAD Coordinators with any questions. 


 Previous Women LEAD Programs

If you are interested in reading about previous Women LEAD programs, please see notes from their discussions below:

              Part 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhib17bCfpw
              Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd19BF3CpsU
              Part 3:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55TBFo6Gufs
              Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN5IEE-8TSI