Women's Roundtable Pre-Summit

  • 2021 Women’s Roundtable Pre-Summit
  • 2021 Women’s Roundtable Pre-Summit
  • 2021 Women’s Roundtable Pre-Summit
  • 2021 Women’s Roundtable Pre-Summit
  • 2021 Women’s Roundtable Pre-Summit

The Women’s Roundtable Pre-Summit is a developmental and networking opportunity for participants to acknowledge, explore and invest in the promotion of the experiences of girls and women, particularly in STEM fields. The Women’s Roundtable brings approximately 500 participants together to emphasize the importance of education, self-care and preservation. It also focuses on the tools and skill sets necessary to cope with and navigate exclusionary educational and professional environments that many girls and women encounter.

These sessions and keynote speeches, held a day prior to Clemson University’s Men of Color National Summit, will bring heightened awareness to these issues for all participants and provide networks of support and mentoring to girls and women in attendance.

The Pre-Summit will feature well-known keynote speakers, a panel of women professionals, and various roundtable conversations regarding academic, career and personal achievement.

Contact Information

For questions and additional information, contact Freda Webb at alfredw@clemson.edu or 864-656-7625.

2022 Women’s Roundtable Speakers

  • Melissa Harris-Perry
    Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry
    Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University, Writer and Host

  • Headshot of Sandy Carter
    Sandy Carter
    Senior Vice President of Business Development, Unstoppable Domains; Chair, Girls in Tech

  • Jil Bostick
    Jil Littlejohn Bostick
    Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Winnebago Industries

  • Tonya Matthews
    Dr. Tonya Matthews
    CEO of the International African American Museum

  • Claudine Miles and Kimberlie Milton
    Claudine Miles, Co-Founder and CEO and Kimberlie Milton, Co-Founder and COO
    Restore More
  • Lenore Pearlstein
    Lenore Pearlstein
    Publisher of INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine

  • Laura Supra
    Laura Supra
    Senior Product Manager, GE Gas Power

  • Melissa DeSantiago
    Melissa DeSantiago
    PhD Student at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Clemson ’14 – Biosystems Engineering)

Inaugural 2021 Women’s Roundtable Speakers

  • Vanessa Wyche
    Vanessa Wyche
    Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center

  • Soledad O'Brien
    Soledad O’Brien 
    Journalist and Host of “Matter of Fact”

  • Tanaya Winder
    Tanaya Winder
    Poet, Writer, Artist and Educator

Women’s Roundtable Pre-Summit Stories

Women's Roundtable Committee Members

  • Serita Acker
  • Sharetta Bufford
  • Jodi Cox
  • Karon Donald
  • Leslie Doss
  • Corrine Grant
  • Sara Hanks
  • Akiebia Hicks
  • Missoury Lytle
  • Danielle McFarquhar
  • Jessica Owens
  • Lori Pindar
  • Kate Radford
  • Sydney Reed
  • Trish Robinson
  • Mahin Sandoval-Chavez
  • Helen Diamond Steele
  • Kendra Stewart-Tillman
  • Katie Thurson
  • Rosy Vazquez
  • Rachel Wagner
  • Debbie Williams