The Women for OSU annual symposium is a unique opportunity to gain valuable knowledge about philanthropic decision making and leadership. Women for OSU celebrates members of the OSU family who display leadership in philanthropy by naming the Philanthropist of the Year and awarding scholarships to outstanding OSU students.
Thank you to all who tuned into our 2020 Virtual Symposium! This year's event was inspiring, and the virtual format allowed us to share the message of Women for OSU with even more people. It was an honor to listen to our powerful keynote speaker, Dr. Tererai Trent. She had so many words of wisdom and advice for overcoming adversity. "Tinogona!” — “It is achievable!” We also celebrated Helen Hodges, this year’s Philanthropist of the Year, as well as 12 amazing Student Scholarship Recipients. In addition, we introduced an exciting new program called Partnering to Impact. Read more to find out how you can get involved.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
We are so excited to have our date for the 2021 Symposium set! We can't wait to hopefully see everyone there in person!
Motivational speaker and philanthropist
Leigh Anne inspires audiences to recognize the full potential of individuals in their community—and to find value in those who society has deemed valueless. She shares her personal “Blind Side” observations, from seeing Michael Oher for the first time to how the experience changed her as a person—and the Tuohys as a family.
“He had a much greater impact on our lives than we did on his life,” says Leigh Anne.
One of the country’s most sought after motivational speakers, Leigh Anne has given lectures to a broad spectrum of audiences from religious groups and town halls to some of the country’s largest corporations.
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Educator, motivational speaker and Oprah's "favorite guest of all-time"
Social psychologist and author
TV host, author and cancer survivor
Former First Lady
Academy Award-winner and activist
Financial editor, author and TV host
Actress, activist, author and philanthropist
Co-chair and president of the NoVo Foundation
Author, reporter and TV host
Founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Six-time Olympic track and field medalist
Women for OSU also hosts multiple regional events each year to connect women interested in philanthropy with Oklahoma State University. Women for OSU Council teams are currently planning regional events and programming to increase their outreach and improve the information currently available to women regarding philanthropy.
Regional events have been hosted all over the country, including events in the Dallas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas, as well as in Los Angeles, and throughout Oklahoma.