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The enduring mission of the Tobias Center is inspiring leadership excellence on a national scale.  Special access to the Center’s work will be furnished to Indiana citizens for the distinct purpose of enhancing leadership within the state.


Conferences and Lectures » 2015 Hazelett Forum

Join us for the 10th Annual Hazelett Women in Leadership Forum, featuring:

Indiana Congresswoman Susan Brooks


Gary, Indiana Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson

November 23, 2015

Indiana Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St.

Note: FREE parking will be available in the parking lot north of the Statehouse, accessible from Ohio Street.

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5:00 – 6:00pm Reception - Indiana Statehouse Rotunda

6:00 - 7:00pm Hazelett Forum - North Atrium, Indiana Statehouse

About the Hazelett Forum

This program grows out of a desire to honor and hear from individuals who are successful leaders. Our speakers are individuals who exemplify excellence in leadership and work to support the advancement of women in leadership roles.

Ambassador Randall L. Tobias, the Randall L. Tobias Foundation, IU Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence, IUPUI, and its Office for Women have combined efforts to create the Hazelett Women in Leadership Forum. The Hazelett Forum joins the mission of the IU Tobias Center to inspire leadership excellence with IUPUI’s commitment to fostering a climate of diversity, opportunity, and equity for women and men.

To this end, the IU Tobias Center, the IUPUI Office for Women and IUPUI Chancellor Nasser Paydar invite the community, corporate leaders, students, and scholars to share in a learning experience focused on women leaders in all walks of life. Honorees offer insights into knowledge about leadership in the modern workplace, including their reflections on the role of gender, work/life balance, and effective communication.

This Forum was established in honor of the late Susie Hazelett, the former Executive Director of the Randall L. Tobias Foundation. She was instrumental in helping to establish the IU Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence and we are proud to have her name associated with this important leadership forum.

The Hazelett Forum was made possible by a generous gift from Ambassador Randall L. Tobias, who wanted to honor Susie Hazelett’s outstanding work for the Tobias Family Foundation, the community of Indianapolis, the State of Indiana, and for the women in these communities. By establishing this Forum within the Tobias Center, it is his hope the Forum will present at least one program each year focusing on the issues of leadership in gender, family, and work/life balance. The Hazelett Women in Leadership Forum serves various constituencies of the university, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and interested persons in the community, by providing a forum for knowledgeable and creative speakers to celebrate the achievements of women leaders in various walks of life and to elevate public discussions and university scholarship on women in leadership roles.

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