Thought leadership, press freedom to be discussed Oct. 19

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Oct. 16, 2023 – DENTON – The TWU Women's Thought Leadership Program and the Quality Enhancement Plan will host "Thought Leadership and the Global Media Landscape" on Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Administrative and Conference Tower room 301.

The event will feature panel and roundtable discussions in the morning and afternoon and a mixer in the evening.

Here is the schedule for the event:

9:30-11 a.m. in ACT 301 - panel discussion: Expanding Your Reach: Industry experts will share strategies to expand your reach as a thought leader, and how you can connect with a wide range of audiences, develop effective branding, craft successful pitches and use data to maximize your reach. Panelists include Gretchen Busl, PhD, director of the QEP; Jenna Duncan, audience strategist for the Tampa Bay Times; Amy Evans, director of communications for TWU Student Life; Marlene Phillips,  director of the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy; and Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, journalist and producer of KUZU news.

2-3:30 p.m. in ACT 301 – roundtable: Challenges to Freedom of the Press: A conversation with visiting journalists, designers, illustrators and content creators from Turkmenistan regarding global challenges to freedom of the press. Panelists include Ayjahan Ataallyyeva, freelance journalist; Ogulshirin Begmyradova, digital illustrator; Mahrijemal Berdyyeva, Attavan Turkmenistan Journal; Alexandra Erkayeva, freelance graphic designer and content creator; Dayanch Konarov, Salam News; and Aleksandre Vershinin, Associated Press.

6-8 p.m. at Harvest House - networking mixer: Connect with DFW thought leaders, learn how you can contribute to TWU’s growing culture of thought leadership and discover opportunities to develop your thought leadership potential. The guests from the penal and roundtable will be present. This takes place at Harvest House, 331 E. Hickory Street.

This event is made possible by funding from the Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership and support from the College of Arts and Sciences and International Affairs.

Page last updated 2:14 PM, October 16, 2023