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Women of the U is on a mission: to build community among University of Miami alumnae; to identify, discern and solidify shared interest; to connect the community with the growing number of women’s initiatives within and around the University; to foster engagement through programming focused on women’s issues, featuring distinguished alumnae, faculty, and innovative leaders; and to bring together alumnae and female students of the U.

Featured Webinars

Changing the rules: impacting lives

Knowing the rules of engagement, the state of play, and the lay of the land is key to achieving success in the business world. This discussion brings together innovative, pioneering entrepreneurial women who are helping to change the rules of play and positively impact lives.

  • Patricia Dunac Morgan, B.S. ’06
    Entrepreneur, educator, consultant
  • Samantha Ku, B.B.A. ’10
    COO, Square Financial Services
  • Birame Sock, ’97
    Tech entrepreneur, start-up advisor

Winning in the Business of Sports

In the ever-changing world of sports, an increasing number of women are breaking barriers on the field and in the boardroom, and our alumnae are leading the way. These leaders know what it takes to win in the business of sports.

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Moderated by:

Susan Mullane, Ph.D. '95, M.E.D. '77, B.E.D. '75
Professor, Kinesiology and Sport Sciences
Director, Undergraduate Sport Administration Program
School of Education and Human Development, University of Miami


Exemplifying Gratitude and Grace

This distinguished panel of women share what drives their selfless support for those in need and the intrinsic value of sharing their talents with the community. They understand the importance of giving back.

Learn more about our panelists:

Moderated by:

Claudia Townsend
Professor of Marketing, Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami


Leading through Challenge and Change

Leading this discussion are two extraordinary alumnae and trustees, who share their insights on achieving success in corporate America and the power of diversity to build organizations and communities.

Learn more about our panelists:

Moderated by:

Yolanda Strader, B.B.A. '05, J.D. '09
Attorney, Carlton Fields


Upcoming Events

Featured Stories

Lieutenant connects community with police

Octavia Bridges—a 20-year veteran of the University of Miami Police Department and the first Black woman to serve as a lieutenant—has been promoted to oversee crime prevention and community relations on the Coral Gables Campus.
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Alumna’s love for music strikes a chord in teaching

Nerissa Manela, who graduated from the Frost School of Music, was recently awarded Rookie Teacher of the Year by Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
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Donna Shalala returns to the U

Former U.S. congresswoman and former University of Miami President joins Miami Herbert as the University of Miami Board of Trustees Presidential Chair and professor emerita in the Department of Health Management and Policy.
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From Everest to Embassies

Sue Cobb, J.D. ’78, recounts her journey ‘from Everest to Embassies’ in a new memoir.
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