Young Women's Leadership Conference

Young Women's Leadership Conference

Approximately 150 young women, from a range of public and private North Texas high schools, will gather in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House for the Young Women’s Leadership Conference on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. The YWLC invites successful, empowering and engaging women to facilitate breakout sessions to promote critical thinking, problem solving, communication, self-confidence and interpersonal skills. Not only does this conference help create an avenue for young women artists but it also empowers and encourages all kinds of young women leaders from all backgrounds and intersections.

YWLC has the honor and privilege of hosting Wendy Calhoun as this year’s Debbie Storey Keynote Speaker. Peabody-award-winning Wendy Calhoun’s unique career spans one-hour dramas, unscripted series, VR, and gaming. She is currently developing a new scripted series for Starz, FX, and Universal UK. Her drama credits include writing/producing the historic blockbuster first season of Fox’s Empire and debut seasons for The Rookie Feds, Prodigal Son, Station 19, Nashville, Revenge, and Justified. Known as a champion for diversity and inclusion, Calhoun’s developed and sold over ten series pitches with bold leading roles for women and people of color. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Calhoun’s a Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts graduate and an honored alumnus of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Wendy Calhoun

Thank you to our generous supporters:

Session Sponsor:
Fossil Group

Supporting Sponsor:
Tyler Technologies Logo

Advocate Sponsor:
Debbie Storey Fund

Event Sponsor