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Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing The World

August 15, 2014 - August 16, 2014

Risk & Reinvention

Risk & ReinventionThe Women’s International Study Center (WISC) is pleased to host its inaugural Symposium, Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World, on August 15-16, 2014 at the new Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM.

More than three hundred women and men will gather at this Symposium to explore women’s accomplishments, challenges and opportunities across disciplines, ethnicities and generations. Beginning with a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, more than 30 experts in scholarship, science, art, law, cultural preservation, business and workforce analysis will engage in panel discussions to share their expertise, perspectives and experiences. The Symposium seeks to inspire participants to create a future that realizes the full potential of women and honors their contributions to our world.

For more information, including a proposed schedule and complete registration and lodging information, visit WISC website.


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, appointed by President Clinton in 1993.

Catherine Allen, Financial services and technology expert, corporate board director, and Chairman and CEO of The Santa Fe Group.

Loretta Argrett, First African American Assistant Attorney General of the Tax Division of the US Justice Department, recipient of the American Bar Association Women Lawyers of Achievement Award in 2005.

Ana Maria Arriagada, International development specialist focusing on social policy and strategic development.

Luis Bettencourt, Professor at Santa Fe Institute and former Senior Research Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Doug Brown, Dean of the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management and former New Mexico State Treasurer.

Letitia Chambers, Former CEO of a public policy consulting firm, US Ambassador to the United Nations General Assembly, former CEO of the Heard Museum.

Aline Coudouel, Lead economist with the World Bank, focusing on social assistance and labor markets in Latin America.

Donna Doane, Researcher in Gender and Development Studies at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand.

Jennifer Dunne, Professor, Chair of Faculty and Vice President for Science at the Santa Fe Institute with a research focus in ecosystems.

Linda Durham, Artist and founder of Linda Durham Contemporary Art and The Wonder Institute.

Arlene Goldbard, Writer, speaker and consultant. Author of many books on art, creative communities and culture.

Rosalind Hudnell, Chief Diversity Officer and Global Director of Education & External Relations for Intel Corporation.

Teresa Leger, Founder and attorney at Leger Law & Strategy in Santa Fe, specializing in civil rights, voting rights, and policy.

Meryl Marshall-Daniels, Mediator, facilitator, and executive coach following her career as an award winning producer and two term Chair and CEO of the Television Academy.

Bob Martin, General Manager of the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe since 2000.

Courtney Martin, Speaker, blogger and author of Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists.

Nancy Mithlo, Artist and Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Naomi Natale, Artist and founder/director of One Million Bones.

Chrissie Orr, Artist and founder of the SeedBroadcast Collective.

Kim Sanchez Rael, Partner at Flywheel Ventures and former member of New Mexico State Board of Finance.

Roberta Cooper Ramo, Attorney with Modrall Sperling; first female President of the American Bar Association from 1995-96.

Jennifer Raymond, Associate Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University researching neural mechanisms of learning and memory.

Helena Ribe, International development economist, former Section Manager for Social Protection with the World Bank.

Eunice Romero-Little, Associate Professor of Indigenous Language Education and Applied Linguistics at Arizona State University.

Ramona Sakiestewa, Contemporary artist and former Chair of the New Mexico State Arts Commission.

Joan Woodard, Consultant and former Executive Vice President & Deputy Laboratories Director at Sandia National Laboratories.


August 15, 2014
August 16, 2014
Event Category:


Women’s International Study Center


Drury Plaza Hotel
228 E. Palace Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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