2023 Tippie Women Summit

This year’s Tippie Women Summit will include one in-person event (held after Spring Break) and two virtual events (early March and late March). Events are open to the public and we encourage all those interested to register for the events of their choice.

The Tippie Women Summit is sponsored by the Kathleen Dore-Henry B. Tippie Women’s Leadership Program.

Virtual event

Live & Learn: Mistakes make us who we are

Friday, March 3 at 12:00 noon CST

“Learn from your mistakes.” We’ve heard this mantra many times, but if we are honest, we know this can be challenging. Our panel of distinguished alumni will share their stories of mistakes, regrets and lessons learned. Join us as we discover how such experiences can help us grow.

Sheri Salata (BBA80), transformation expert and former Oprah Winfrey executive producer and co-president of OWN

Laura Desmond (BBA87) CEO & Founder of Eagle Vista Partners, corporate board member, and former Starcom CEO
Patricia Miller (BBA04), CEO + Visionary at M4 Factory
Hayley Harvey (DDS94/MS96), Section Chief and Director of Dental Education at Broadlawns Medical Center


In-Person event

Shared Sisterhood – Insights from Beth Livingston

Thursday, March 23 at 5:30 pm
Courtyard Marriott Iowa City, 901 Melrose Avenue (across from Kinnick Stadium)

This in-person event will feature a brief keynote from Beth Livingston, Tippie Associate Professor, consultant, and co-author of Shared Sisterhood: How to Take Collective Action for Racial and Gender Equity at Work. Along with a Q&A between Beth and Tippie Dean Amy Kristof-Brown, this event will have a structured networking opportunity for students and working professionals. Free of charge – bring a friend or make a new one. Food and drink provided.


Virtual event


Late March

Details to come.