Suggested Reading

Composing a Life by Mary Catherine Bateson, First Grove Press Smart Women Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams by David Bach, Random House Major in Success by Patrick Combs, Ten Speed Press (2000) A Foot In the Door: Networking Your Way into the Hidden Job Market by Katherine Hansen, 10 Speed Press Hand-Me […]

2022 Panelists

Sheila Burkett ceo & founder, spry digital Sheila started her career at Edward Jones in Information Systems while going to college at University of MO-St. Louis. She attended school full time while working part-time at Edward Jones. She spent 20 years at Edward Jones in the IS area and worked her way up to being […]

Former panelists

2021 Gail Boker, associate dean and chief of staff, Washington University School of Law Anna Crosslin, president and CEO emeritus, International Institute of St. Louis Amy Hunter, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, Caleres Qiaoni Linda Jing, president and chief executive officer, Genective Allison Roberts, director in technology development, AT&T 2020 Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley, superintendent of schools, […]

Student and Project Support

Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarship The Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarship (originally named the Women’s Society Scholarship) is a two-year, full-tuition scholarship awarded annually to students graduating from St. Louis Community College and transferring to Washington University in St. Louis. This scholarship program came into existence in response to Chancellor Thomas H. Eliot’s request to fund an […]

Mission and History

WSWU engages women in the life of the university through education, scholarships, student projects, and leadership. We carry out our mission through support of university programs, full-tuition scholarships, and lectures. To forward its mission, the Women’s Society initiated several small businesses in 1966 to serve students, faculty, and staff. The Bear Necessities shop, located in Umrath […]

Composing a Life Panel Discussion

Do you wonder how to balance your life between a professional career and personal goals? Women undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to hear how five diverse women have defined success in their lives. Listen to the stories behind how each panelist has combined career, personal life, and other interests beyond graduation. Please join […]

Women’s Society

Since its founding, the Women’s Society has contributed to the university and St. Louis in countless ways. Members are proud of the support they give to Washington University students, including two full-tuition scholarships each year to St. Louis Community College graduates who transfer to WashU. The WSWU also honors one or more graduating WashU senior […]

BAC Leadership

Atlanta Chapter Chair Brandyn Randall, BS ’ Chicago Chapter Co-Chairs Lee Clark, AB ’90, MBA ’ Kandyc​e St. Clair, AB ’ New York Chapter Co-Chairs Reginald Binford, BS ’03  ​Lori Davis-West, AB ’ San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Co-Chairs Cassidy Blackwell, BS ’ Jared Joiner, AB ’ St. Louis Chapter Chair ​Harry V. Moppins Jr., BS […]