Pathways Women's Conference

The 11th Annual Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference, sponsored by Commonwealth Credit Union, will take place on May 19, 2023 from 10:00am - 3:00pm and is open to all University of Louisville employees. 


Registration is required to receive the link for the virtual conference. 

 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sheri Riley

Dr. Sheri Riley, a University of Louisville alum, spent 20 years creating marketing strategies for global superstars and companies like TLC, Toni Braxton, Converse, and WarnerMedia. Now, she serves as the Founder and President of Exponential Living®, a personal, professional, and leadership development company that empowers professional athletes, coaches, entertainers, corporate executives, and entrepreneurs to grow personally and dominate professionally.

Dr. Riley is passionate about her alma mater; she pledged Xi Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., currently serves on the UofL Alumni Board of Directors, and has a scholarship at UofL, the Huguely Scholarship Fund. Her very first client was UofL's own Darrell Griffith. Additionally, her company is the High Performance Coaching company for UofL Men's Basketball.

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Introspective Tool

This year's introspective tool will focus on learning our Workplace Appreciation Languages, facilitated by Appreciation at Work Certified Facilitators, Meagan West, Laura McDaniels and Danielle Hampton from the Employee Success Center. We will explore appreciation in the workplace languages with the Motivating by Appreciation Inventory. Let's work together to create a positive work environment. Learn how to communicate authentic appreciation in the ways meaningful to your coworkers. An access code for the abbreviated version of the Motivating by Appreciation Inventory will be provided to all conference participants.  


 Conference Sponsors

Conference Committee

  • Jabani Bennett, Women's Center
  • Fannie Cox, University Libraries
  • Danielle Hampton, Employee Success Center
  • Betsy Herndon, Commonwealth Credit Union
  • Azi Maleki, School of Dentistry
  • Laura McDaniels, Employee Success Center
  • Melissa Shuter, Founder & Retiree
  • Mary Ann Vetter, Alumni Association
  • Meagan West, Employee Success Center

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