Leading Waco Women Serving Summit and ATHENA Leadership Award Presentation

Leading Waco Women Serving Summit and ATHENA Leadership Award Presentation

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM) (CST)


Leading Waco Women was created to celebrate, empower and develop female leaders in the Greater Waco area. The series will conclude with the Serving Summit on December 7th.

Leading Waco Women Serving Summit ticketholders will join us for a half-day conference (10:30am to 1pm) featuring a keynote presentation, lunch, a panel discussion with our four ATHENA Leadership Award Finalists, and the presentation of the ATHENA Leadership Award®. 

This year's keynote speaker is Shannon Sedgwick Davis.  Shannon Sedgwick Davis is the CEO of Bridgeway Foundation and the author of To Stop a Warlord. The Bridgeway Foundation is a philanthropic organization dedicated to ending and preventing mass atrocities around the world. An attorney, activist, and passionate advocate for social justice, Ms. Sedgwick Davis has guided the Bridgeway Foundation in pioneering solutions to seemingly intractable issues around the world. Ms. Sedgwick Davis and the Bridgeway Foundation have been credited for their pivotal role in mobilizing awareness, civilian protection, and recovery efforts to counter the violence of the Lord’s Resistance Army and its leader, Joseph Kony, the first-ever indictee of the International Criminal Court. Ms. Sedgwick Davis and the Foundation’s work have been featured on NBC’s TODAY, TEDxSanAntonio, PBS NewsHour, and in Forbes

Ms. Sedgwick Davis is an honors graduate of McMurry University and Baylor Law School, from which she received the institution’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award in 2011. Her other recognitions include the Nomi Network’s 2014 Abolitionist Award; a Global Human Rights Hero award from Saving Innocence; the Navy SEAL “Fire in the Gut” Award; and the 2022 International Citizen of the Year Award from the World Affairs Council of San Antonio. Ms. Sedgwick Davis serves on the advisory council of The Elders and is a board member of several organizations including Humanity United, charity: water, Verdant Frontiers, and, formerly, TOMS.

Early Bird reservations are available for tables of 8 for $750.00 until October 18th. 

Tables of 8 after October 18th will be $900.00 and single tickets will $95. Please note we cannot guarantee single ticket purchases will be seated together. 

Waco Convention Center - Brazos Ballroom
100 Washington
Waco, TX 76701
Event Contact
Rachel Martinez
(254) 757-5633
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Wednesday, December 7, 2022 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM) (CST)
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