Women in STEM Leadership


Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Leadership

Program Events

  • Annual Leadership Awards Banquet, which recognizes women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields and in academia for their outstanding leadership and accomplishments in the areas of thought leadership, entrepreneurship, and technology.
  • WISL Connect quarterly networking and educational programs held on a variety of topics with a diverse array of speakers. 
  • Member networking luncheons are held at a variety of locations around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
  • WISL women mentoring women which provides coaching and leadership development workshops to aspiring women in STEM leadership.
  • Please read the call for presentations before completing this proposal form. Please provide all requested information. If the information requested is not applicable, such as additional speakers, please indicate “N/A” on the form. Submit the completed form and any additional materials/information by March 1, 2022.

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Past Events:


Past Event: Join us for a Fireside Chat with Nicole Calhoun on Wednesday, January 19th @ 1 pm CST.

Click here to register https://lnkd.in/eZj-usar 

Topic: The Courage to be Uniquely You
As women, sometimes we struggle with where we are in life. We struggle with the roles we play. We’re frustrated that we didn’t get the promotion or the raise or even the recognition. We think that to get where we want to be, we need to become more like our male colleagues, like “one of the guys”. Becoming like one of the guys is not the solution, the solution is having the courage to be uniquely you. During this talk, Nicole will share the importance of:

Knowing Who You Are
• Understanding your passions
• Assessing your skills
• Tracking your accomplishments
• Defining how others should treat you

Owning Who You Are
• Tackling Imposter Syndrome
• Increasing your confidence
• Developing Executive Presence
• Being unapologetically you

About Nicole Calhoun:
Nicole is a high-energy and results-oriented professional who has worked with diverse multi-cultural teams around the world. She brings 25 years of corporate and technology experience to her training workshops.

Nicole’s technical experience includes enterprise level technology systems with such roles as Software Engineering, Business Systems Analysis, Project Management, and Technology Controls & Risk.
Her industry knowledge includes Financial Services, Merchant Services, Retirement Services, Payroll Processing, Manufacturing and Automotive.

Nicole’s work experience includes companies like: JP Morgan Chase & Co., General Motors, Delphi, Detroit Diesel, National Steel Corporation and Electronic Data Systems (now DXC). As a certified John Maxwell Team trainer and coach, Nicole is prepared to deliver content that adds value through an inspiring, engaging, and exciting experience that you will enjoy.

SC Calhoun Coaching & Consulting


Past Virtual Event: Join us on Friday 12/17/2021 at 1 pm CST for a fireside chat with Women in STEM Leadership Founder, Ogechi Ugwulebo and Board Chair, Terriekka Cardenas as we close out the 2021 calendar year and unveil what’s coming in 2022. Click here to register: https://lnkd.in/e4GipbpA 


Past Virtual Event:  Join us for a Panel Discussion with Women in STEM Leadership as they discuss how the Great Resignation is impacting women in STEM. The pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of the workplace.  Click here to register  for an introspective discussion around the disruption happening in STEM – and the impact on women and women leaders everywhere. 

When: November 1, 2021 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WMsy4jNqT-KjqI33_wGDcw


Past Event: Fireside Chat with women-in-leadership strategist Naomi Harm


Topic: Our Big Beautiful Brains Are Wired For STEM Leadership

Date: Sunday, September 12th 

Time: 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM CT/11:00 AM MST/PT

Cost: FREE

Join us for our Women in STEM Leadership (WISL) fireside chat and meet Naomi Harm, Women-in-leadership strategist as we discuss research-based practices that documents the how and the why women’s brains are wired for empathy, intuition, and collaboration– the very qualities business managers and educational administrators are looking for in their leaders of today. Naomi will share a multitude of “lean-in “strategies on how to build a woman’s leadership confidence, cognitive presence and her sphere of influence supported with a collection of FREE tools, resources and take and make templates. Mentorship stories of hope, optimism, mindfulness, and resilience will drive our fireside chat collaborative discussions, as to guide you with creating a visionary roadmap based on your own innovators’ compass to define and guide your women in leadership career trajectory.

Click here to Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qEYoszmdQlyj9a_HWYJ5oA

About The Book

In The Unique Individual You, women-in-leadership strategist Naomi Harm presents compelling neuroscience research that documents the how and the why women’s brains are wired for empathy, intuition, and collaboration–the very qualities business managers and educational administrators are looking for in their leaders of today. This inspiring and action-orientated women-in-leadership book focuses on how to build a woman’s leadership confidence and cognitive presence and her sphere of influence. Mentorship stories of hope, optimism, mindfulness, and resilience drive the storyline, and they outline a creative visionary roadmap of effective women in leadership “lean-in” strategies and solutions to define and guide your women in leadership career trajectory.

Each chapter includes an action-oriented toolkit that focuses on the following:

  • Empathy-based coaching 
  • Relationship building with gender techniques
  • Mentoring and relationship culture building activities
  • Reading-the-room methods on when to lean in and when to observe consciously
  • Body language and conversational tone techniques to represent your best self and model your sphere of influence
  • Tips to be more present in your everyday leadership experiences and conversations
  • Strategies for investing in yourself with thoughtful SEL and self-care habits
  • The importance of beginning and finishing each day with a moment of gratitude
  • Impactful strategies to leave your legacy of good by mentoring our aspiring our future women leaders.

Throughout the book, Naomi also introduces women in leadership practices of how and why to develop and invest in an organization’s talent: its employees. These effective “lean-in” strategies that are outlined and modeled provide women leaders how to reach their professional and personal goals, while making a significant impact in the organizations they work for and represent. And perhaps most profoundly, you will discover your inner calling to honor, invest and mentor our future generations of young women leaders with engaging and influential learner-centered approaches.


Naomi Harm has 25 years of established and effective facilitation methods that model outstanding women in leadership strategies, mentoring techniques, and Total Participation Techniques (TPT) methods. These compassion-based conversations and professional development sessions and keynotes have transformed businesses and educational relationships of community practices worldwide.  She shares her personal struggles as a woman leader in the IT and STEM industry, yet highlights how she overcame setbacks and recognizes her success by inspiring others with her innovative positive genius through the K12 educational lens, the corporate world of big business, and her own personal and technical lessons learned as CEO as she manages her own edtech women in leadership organization.


Past Event: Join WISL Founder/Executive Director, Ogechi Ugwulebo and some members of the WISL Advisory Board as they discuss how the mission of WISL resonates with leaders in STEM and why you should consider joining WISL. This is a webinar event hosted on Zoom and requires registration. Date is Friday, August 20th at 11:00 am CST. Click here to register: https://lnkd.in/e3YCJQSS