Hazelett Forum

Connect with community leaders

Our speakers will engage you on a variety of issues that lie at the heart of the nation’s leadership challenges—and opportunities. Mark your calendar to join us in celebrating the achievements and experiences of community leaders and in fostering leadership growth and development for all.

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  • What: 2017 Hazelett Forum
  • Who: All community members and Indiana University students, staff, faculty, and alumni, regardless of gender
  • When: August 29, 2017 (reception 5–5:45 p.m.; presentation at 5:45 p.m.; Q&A to follow)
  • Where: Indiana Historical Society
  • Cost: Free; parking is also free

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Our 2017 featured speaker will be Alecia DeCoudreaux at the Indiana Historical Society.

A who’s who of women leaders

The 2017 featured speaker, Alecia A. DeCoudreaux, has served in a variety of high-profile executive leadership roles. Most recently, she served as the 13th president of Mills College. She is extensively involved in her community and on advisory boards, and is the recipient of several prestigious awards.

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Past speakers

  • Susan Brooks, U.S. representative for Indiana’s fifth congressional district
  • Tamika Catchings, former forward for the Indiana Fever
  • France Córdova, former president of Purdue University
  • Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana
  • Angie Hicks, cofounder and chief marketing officer of Angie’s List
  • Ora Pescovitz, former president and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children

Who was Suzie Hazelett?

The Hazelett Forum was established in honor of the late Suzie Hazelett, former executive director of the Randall L. Tobias Foundation. She was instrumental in helping to establish the Tobias Leadership Center, and this important leadership forum honors her outstanding work for the foundation, the community of Indianapolis, the state of Indiana, and the women in these communities.