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Women’s Leadership Summit Offers Strategies For Success 

Hon. Helen Giddings
Hon. Helen Giddings

Highly accomplished women of color will share their strategies for success during a two-day Women’s Leadership Summit on August 5 – 6, 2022 at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207. 

Deryl McKissack, President/CEO of McKissack and McKissack which manages a $15 billion portfolio in U.S. projects; the Honorable Sharon Weston Broome, first woman Mayor of Baton Rouge; and the Honorable Vanessa Gilmore, former U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Texas; are among the outstanding women who will participate in the event. 

The Summit will offer sessions on entrepreneurship, wealth building, DEI opportunities, cryptocurrency, health/well-being and more. The Honorable Helen Giddings and a roster of successful Dallas-area women founded the Summit in 2018. 

Women’s Leadership Summit

“The inspiration is to educate, empower, and strengthen women to successfully navigate today’s complex business environment,” said Giddings, adding that “the goal is more relevant today than ever before.” 

The Summit will open on Friday evening, August 5 with a high-energy kick-off reception featuring Mayor Broome. Guests will network with Summit speakers, sponsors and community leaders. International drummer Queen Cora will close the evening with an exciting musical performance. 

On Saturday, August 6, participants will experience a full day of programming including an Opening Plenary featuring Gilmore; a Keynote Luncheon featuring  McKissack; and a Closing Plenary featuring panelists who speak from the perspective of A Younger Generation Refocused on Opportunities in a New World. 

There will be 11 curated Interactive Learning & Sharing Sessions including Reimagining Your Wealth, General Motors Dealership Diversity Opportunities for Women, Transforming The Dallas Directive, Bring Humanity Back to Tech: Redefining our Journey to the future. The sessions will feature expert moderators, panelists, and facilitators who will give presentations on issues that impact and empower Black women. 

To register for the event or for more information, go to

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