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UT Southwestern leaders deliver empowering words at Women’s History Month celebration – CT Plus

UT Southwestern leaders deliver empowering words at Women’s History Month celebration – CT Plus
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Providing a lively and inspirational presentation, the Office of Institutional Opportunity hosted “She Talks,” a forum featuring remarkable women leaders of UT Southwestern. Modeled after “TED Talks,” the event celebrated Women’s History Month by recognizing the unique perspectives and backgrounds of women in the UTSW community. Throughout their encouraging addresses, the leaders shared motivational stories, experiences, and advice, leaving attendees with words of wisdom appliable to their personal and professional lives.

The speakers included: Susan Hernandez, D.N.P., M.B.A., RN, Associate Vice President and Health System Chief Nurse Executive; Josephine Thinwa, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology; Larissa Velez, M.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Professor of Emergency Medicine; Archana Cronjaeger, M.S.E.E., Assistant Vice President for Hospital Facilities; and Irma Sanchez, M.P.A., CMPE, Department Administrator for the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Management.

“The most important lessons I learned were about integrity and staying true to yourself and your core values.”

Irma Sanchez, M.P.A., CMPE

Dr. Hernandez shared with the audience advice she would give the younger version of herself.

“Never forget the value of simple human kindness. It doesn’t cost you a thing and it goes a long way,” she said. “You will get more joy from what you give others than you will ever get from what you give yourself.”

Ms. Cronjaeger expressed the “aha!” moments she has experienced in business and shared encouragement for women in the workforce.

“Let’s continue to celebrate the moments that inspire, empower, and propel us forward. Let’s amplify the voices of women in business, champion their achievements, and dismantle barriers that stand in their way,” she said.

“Imposter phenomenon is a feeling that you’re not good enough, but what helps to manage it is seeing in yourself what others see in you.”

Larissa Velez, M.D.

Dr. Thinwa spoke about her “shero,” Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

“She sowed seeds of hope in the hearts and minds of people, and I hope she inspires you to do something greater than yourselves without fear,” Dr. Thinwa said. “Continue sowing seeds of hope in people around you to keep the cycle moving forward.”

A reception was held before the event at which attendees enjoyed food and refreshments. Throughout the celebration, they also had the opportunity to answer women’s history trivia questions to win prizes.

In closing remarks, Shawna Nesbitt, M.D., M.S., Vice President and Chief Institutional Opportunity Officer and Professor of Internal Medicine, quoted the first African American first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama: “There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish.”

At the reception, Jane Ogletree (left) and Nikki Solomon, Administrative Associates for Health System Clinical Programs and Facility Development, enjoy the buffet.

auditorium audience of smiling women

UTSW community members attending the event are inspired by the engaging talks of the female leaders.

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Archana Cronjaeger, M.S.E.E., Assistant Vice President for Hospital Facilities

Susan Hernandez, blonde hair with blue blazer, addresses audience at Women's History event

Susan Hernandez, D.N.P., M.B.A., RN, Associate Vice President and Health System Chief Nurse Executive

Shawna Nesbitt, elegant black woman speaking from podium for She Talks event

Shawna Nesbitt, M.D., M.S., Vice President and Chief Institutional Opportunity Officer and Professor of Internal Medicine

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Irma Sanchez, M.P.A., CMPE, Administrator for the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Management

group of 6 professional women standing side by side

Women’s History Month event speakers included (from left): Susan Hernandez, D.N.P., M.B.A., RN, Associate Vice President and Health System Chief Nurse Executive; Larissa Velez, M.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Professor of Emergency Medicine; Shawna Nesbitt, M.D., M.S., Vice President and Chief Institutional Opportunity Officer and Professor of Internal Medicine; Irma Sanchez, M.P.A., CMPE, Department Administrator for the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Management; Josephine Thinwa, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology; and Archana Cronjaeger, M.S.E.E., Assistant Vice President for Hospital Facilities.

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Dr. Thinwa talks about her “shero,” Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

dark haired woman with glasses wearing tan jacket speaks next to podium on stage

Larissa Velez, M.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

 



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