UHV to host second annual Leadercast Women conference

After a successful launch in 2017, the University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center will present its second annual Leadercast Women to motivate and enlighten attendees.

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Leadercast Women, a live, worldwide leadership conference, will be broadcast from Atlanta on Oct. 12. The conference will feature nine speakers from all walks of life who will share how they hone their leadership skills and styles. The Victoria simulcast will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Victoria College Emerging Technology Center, 7403 Lone Tree Road.

The conference theme is “Lead Yourself.” Top female leaders who have made significant achievements in businesses and communities will share their stories and insights to help attendees grow as leaders. The goal is to encourage attendees and provide them with tools they can use at their workplace. While geared toward women, the conference is open to everyone.

Joe Humphreys
Joe Humphreys

“Women can bring important viewpoints and insights to a leadership role,” SBDC Director Joe Humphreys said. “They are critical to helping companies with problem solving, strategizing and team building. Leadercast Women will encourage women to step up and seek leadership opportunities.”

The speakers are:

  • Barbara Bush, cofounder and board chair of Global Health Corps
  • Celeste Headlee, journalist, professional speaker and author
  • Clemantine Wamariya, storyteller and human rights activist
  • Jenna Bush Hager, founding chair of UNICEF Next Generation
  • Jess Ekstrom, speaker and CEO of Headbands of Hope
  • Julia Landauer, champion NASCAR driver and motivational speaker
  • Marilyn Tam, consultant, author and former executive at Aveda, Nike and Reebok
  • Molly Fletcher, CEO of The Molly Fletcher Co., keynote speaker and author
  • Ritu Bhasin, speaker, author and president of Bhasin Consulting Inc.

Individual tickets for Leadercast Women cost $100. Pricing is $85 a ticket for groups of 6 or more. To purchase tickets, go to

For more information, tickets or sponsorship information, call the UHV SBDC at 361-485-4485 or email

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Strevel 361-570-4342