Women Leaders in Medicine Summit

Women Leaders in Medicine Summit

April 29, 2020

CANCELED • Belton, Texas

Event has been canceled.

We are closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and are taking many proactive steps for safety.

After much consideration, and out of an abundance of caution, we are cancelling the Women Leaders in Medicine Summit. Nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of our patients, colleagues and visitors.

We are grateful to the many individuals who worked hard to plan this event, and we look forward to celebrating with you at a later date. We will let you know as soon as the event is rescheduled.

Thank you for understanding.


As a result of attending this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare for difficult conversations
  • Identify steps involved in developing a professional mission statement (“elevator speech”) and develop a short, focus, prepared speech of 30 seconds to 1 minute
  • Establish relationships with peers while networking at the event
  • Analyze their leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • Define authenticity and distinguish its value in the workplace

Program Agenda

Presentation materials, when available, may be downloaded in pdf format. The password will be emailed to participants prior to the activity.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

  • 9 a.m.

    Light breakfast with peer-to-peer networking

  • 9:15 a.m.


    Dawn Sears, MD

  • 9:30 a.m.

    The Importance of Female-to-Female Relationships: Interactive Activity

  • Keynote

    10:15 a.m.

    Hardwiring of Women: Difficult Conversations

    Bobbie Ann Adair White, EdD, MA
    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Texas A&M College of Medicine

  • 10:45 a.m.

    Break and Corner of Room Topics

  • 11 a.m.

    Successes and Opportunities in Leadership Journeys

    Moderated by Mandy Pockrus, MD

  • 12 p.m.


  • 12:45 p.m.

    Elevator Pitch Activity

  • 2 p.m.

    Conflict Management

    Bobbie Ann Adair White, EdD, MA

  • 3 p.m.

    Group Photo & Break

  • 3:30 p.m.

    Dissecting Difficult Conversations

    Bobbie Ann Adair White, EdD, MA

  • 4:30 p.m.

    Authentic Living: When Life Throws You Curveballs

    Dawn Sears, MD

  • 5 p.m.

    Heavy Appetizer and Dessert Reception and Networking with Senior Leaders

  • 7 p.m.

    Event Concludes



The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



This event is sponsored and supported by BSWH Well-Being Committee, Women in Leadership grant from The Physicians Foundation, Scott & White Clinic Board of Directors, Chief Medical Office - Joy in Practice Team, the Department of Surgery and the Elizabeth and Drayton McLane Jr. Chair in Health and Wellness.


Summers Mill Retreat

The conference is held in the Conference Center Building at the Summers Mill Retreat.

Learn more about the venue.

Conference Center Building
7441 FM 1123
Belton, TX 76513


This event is available at no cost to all female physicians at Baylor Scott & White Health.

Contact Us

Women Leaders in Medicine
Phone: 254.724.3615

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