Women Making Waves

“The Power of Engagement”


March 22nd – 23rd, 2019

Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life
Tulane University’s Uptown Campus

What is Women Making Waves?

Tulane University’s Office of Alumni Relations hosts an annual women’s leadership conference, Women Making Waves, each spring during Women’s History Month. The goal of the program is to highlight the career successes of our alumnae to inspire and motivate women to seek leadership positions in the workplace and in their communities. The schedule includes a keynote speaker(s), panel discussions, and ample networking opportunities throughout the day. Participants often comment on how accessible and open the speakers are in sharing their experiences and many connections have been made during the conference that have developed into friendships, mentoring relationships, and business referrals.

Opening Keynote Address

Gayle Benson

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans Owner Gayle Benson, a New Orleans native, is an accomplished business professional and philanthropist with strong ties to the local community. A long-time advocate of faith-based causes and spirituality, Mrs. Benson has been a longtime trusted and valued member of the local Catholic community. She’s served on Archbishop’s Community Appeal campaigns for four different Archbishops over the course of the past 20 years. She has also worked tirelessly with the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Catholic Charities organization and its umbrella agencies. Mrs. Benson has shown her commitment to the health and wellness of the New Orleans community with the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center on the main campus of Ochsner Medical Center in Old Jefferson. In addition to serving on the board at Ochsner, she serves on the Audubon Commission, the Greater New Orleans Foundation Board, the Catholic Foundation Board, and the board of Tulane University, along with others across the New Orleans community.


Please join us for this year’s Women Making Waves. Registration includes the

welcome reception Friday night as well as breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Saturday.

Click the button below to register.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum - $10,000

Naming Rights to Conference

Gold - $5,000

Naming Rights to Keynote Speaker

Silver - $3,000

Naming Rights to Networking Lunch

Bronze - $1,000

Naming Rights for one Breakout or Panel Session

Student Sponsor - $500

Registration for 25 students

Current Sponsors


Contact Tulane Alumni Career Services at alumnicareerservices@tulane.edu.