Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World — August 15-16, 2014

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Women's International Study Center's (WISC's) inaugural Symposium, Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World, on August 15-16, 2014.  Your participation and engagement in the 2-day conversations made the event an incredibly inspiring community experience, and created awareness for the need for intergenerational communication about issues affecting women around the world. WISC would also like to thank each of the extraordinary panelists who offered their insights and knowledge with authenticity and excellence. We would especially like to thank U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for inviting us into such a personal and thoughtful discussion about her life, experiences and perspectives. 

WISC's inaugural Symposium could not have been possible without the support of WISC's Board of Directors, our Academic Advisory Committee, our incredible team of volunteers, and our generous Sponsors and Supporters including our host, the Drury Plaza Hotel-Santa Fe. 


If you attended WISC's 2014 Symposium and you did not have a chance to fill out an evaluation, please use this LINK to fill out our online evaluation form. Your feedback is incredibly important to help us understand how we can improve the Symposium and make next year's event an even greater success. Thank you!


For the Symposium agenda, session descriptions and speaker biographies, please download the Program Book. Many thanks to graphic designer Terri Jerry for provding your time and immense talent.


Please read the Introductory Remarks to the Symposium by Helena Ribe, member of the WISC Board of Directors and Chair of the Symposium Content Committee.


Many thanks to KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio 101.1FM and Alliance Audio Visual for providing these recordings.


The following is a list of handouts that were available at the Symposium and referenced by Symposium panelists:


Please enjoy browsing images from the Symposium in our Image Gallery. Many thanks once again to photographer Jane Bernard for providing these stunning images.


Click HERE to read the Symposium participants' insights during the lunch table discussions. 


WISC was 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 gathered at the 2014 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, technology, engineering, art, law, cultural preservation, business and labor force analysis engaged in panel discussions to share their expertise, perspectives and experiences. The Symposium sought to inspire participants to create a future that realizes the full potential of women and honors their contributions to our world.

Once again, WISC would like to thank our Board of Directors, our Academic Advisory Commitee, our Content and Planning Committees, our numerous volunteers, our generous Sponsors and Supporters, and YOU who attended our inaugural Symposium, gave of your time and yourselves, and made it authentic and meaningful. Thank you!

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors: 


Thank You To Our Generous Supporters: