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Power of Women

banner graphic featuring the colors of the new Power of Women brand and three minimalistically illustrated women arm in arm. Text on image says power of women digital summit, sign up now, April 28, 2021

Join us on April 28, 2021 for Southeast Missouri State University's Power of Women Digital Summit. It is a unique opportunity for area entrepreneurs and philanthropists to come together to raise scholarship funds while empowering, transforming and connecting with their next generation of colleagues and customers. The tenth annual event will include dynamic and empowering speakers, and dual-track sessions with topics that include, financial planning, skills for being a prepared poised professional, embracing technology and more! The first 300 registrants will also receive a Power Box which will contain swag from SEMO and our presenting sponsor SoutheastHEALTH. Register by April 12 to ensure delivery prior to the event.

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Power of Women Digital Summit Schedule

  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. Power of Women Expo
  • 9:00-9:10 a.m. University Welcome
  • 9:10-9:30 a.m. Innovation and the Human Connection by Ashley AuBuchon-Arcand
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions 1
    • Panel of Champions
    • Maintaining Resilience: Nursing on the Frontlines of a Pandemic
    • Women, Wealth, and Wisdom Workshop
  • 10:15-10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions 2
    • Dare Mighty Things
    • Live Longer, Live Stronger
    • Why Wellness Matters: Empowering Women from Within
  • 11:00-11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions 3
    • Steps to Success: The Path I Chose and Where It Led Me
    • How to Change the World and Support Women by Giving
    • Building Your Professional Brand
  • 11:35-11:45 a.m. Message From the President
  • 11:45-12:15 p.m. From SEMO to the Far Reaches of Space: How to Get Where you Want to Be by Dr. Linda Godwin
  • 12:15-12:30 p.m. Power of Women Scholarship Award Presentation
  • 12:30-1:00 p.m. Professional Networking Mixer

View 2020-21 Scholarship Recipients

Power of Women
2019-20 Power of Women Scholarship Recipients

POW Committee

Angie Grissom, Senior Administrative Assistant Alumni Relations
Tatianna Hanna, Graduate Assistant
Michele Irby, Director of Campus Life and Event Services
Brad Koester, Associate Director of Development
Amanda Lincoln, Director of Development
Dr. Trudy Lee, Vice President for Advancement
Kristen Martin, Graphic Designer
Sonia R. Rucker, Vice President for Equity, Access and Behavioral Health, Dean of Students
Tonya Wells, Director of University Marketing
Angie Wilson, Director of Development


The Power of Women is a perfect way to pay it forward, to propel the next generation further. You can empower future young women with the gift of education, something that breaks barriers and provides no limits to their potential. To give today click here and select Power of Women.

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