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InfluenceHer Symposium

The InfluenceHer Symposium

In celebration of Women’s History Month, WISE Memphis in collaboration with its founding partner, the Memphis Grizzlies will host its inaugural symposium and luncheon.

The InfluenceHer Symposium will focus on key issues and strategies for success concerning women in today’s workplace. Along with a special keynote address by Dr. Altha Stewart, there will be a panel discussion featuring leaders in sports, tech and philanthropy. The panel topic “Welcome to the Table: An open conversation about Women in the Workplace, the Pay Gap, Balancing Life, and Women’s Voting Rights”, will be the start of an ongoing dialogue to find and implement viable solutions to support and increase the success of women.

About Altha J. Stewart, M.D.

Altha J. Stewart, M.D. is Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Engagement for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. An Associate Professor and Chief of Social and Community Psychiatry, she is also Director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the UTHSC. In 2018 she became the 145th President of the American Psychiatric Association, the first African American elected to this position in the 175-year history of the organization. Prior to joining the faculty at UTHSC, she served as Executive Director of the Memphis/Shelby County System of Care program. A native of Memphis, Dr. Stewart worked for decades as CEO/Executive Director in large public mental health systems in Pennsylvania, New York, and Michigan, overseeing the management and development of programs for persons with mental illness and substance use disorders. She received her medical degree from Temple University Medical School and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Regis College in 2006 and Doctor of Science from her alma mater, Christian Brothers University in Memphis in 2018. Dr. Stewart is past president of the Black Psychiatrists of America, the Association of Women Psychiatrists and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation. She is the recipient of the Memphis Child Advocacy Center Community Advocate Award, the Black Psychiatrists of America Lifetime Achievement Award, the HealthCare Hero – Physician Award from the Memphis Business Journal, and the 2019 Annual Africa in April Executive of the Year award.


Join us on Tuesday, March 24th at FedExForum Grand Lobby from 11:30 – 1:15 PM (doors open at 11:00 AM).


Reserve Your Seat Today

Symposium only

  • $35 per person (WISE members $25)
  • Includes lunch and open seating at a non-reserved table

Premium Seat

  • $75 per person (WISE members $65)
  • Includes lunch and open seating at a non-reserved table
  • 1 InfluenceHer T-Shirt
  • 1 Pinnacle-level ticket to the Grizzlies v Celtics game on Wednesday, March 25th

Table Options

  • Includes lunch and 10-people at a reserved table
  • 10 InfluenceHer T-Shirts
  • Choice of the following:
    • 10 tickets to Grizzlies v Celtics game on 3/25 - guaranteed Plaza level seats - $1999
    • Full-Page Ad in the Event Program - $1999
    • Both options of 10 tickets to Grizzlies v Celtics game on 3/25 and Full-Page Ad in the event program - $2499

About WISE

Women in Sports and Events is the leading voice and resource for women in the business of sports. The WISE mission is to empower women in the business of sports with the tools to reach their career goals. Through peer support, mentoring programs and professional development and training, we strive to help members maximize their potential, sharpen their skills and advance their careers at every stage of their professional journeys. Learn more at wiseworks.org.