Hazelett Forum

The next Hazelett Forum will be in 2024

Check back for future details on the 14th Hazelett Women in Leadership Forum.

Past speakers

Past speakers for the Hazelett Forum have included:

  • 2006: Cheryl Batchelder, chief executive officer and president of AFC Enterprises Inc. (Popeye’s Chicken)
  • 2007: Joanne Ciulla, founding faculty, Jepson School of Leadership, University of Richmond
  • 2008: France Cordova, scientist, former president of Purdue University
  • 2009: Patricia Miller, co-founder of Vera Bradley, Inc.
  • 2010: Angela Brown, international opera singer
  • 2011: Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever basketball player
  • 2012: Marianne Glick, philanthropist, businesswoman, artist
  • 2013: Dr. Ora Pescovitz, CEO, University of Michigan Health Systems
  • 2014: Angie Hicks, founder and chief marketing officer, Angie’s List
  • 2015: U.S. Congresswoman Susan Brooks and City of Gary Mayor Karen Wilson-Freeman
  • 2017: Alecia A. DeCoudreaux, president, Mills College
  • 2019: Elaine Weiss, author, journalist
  • 2022: Dr. Pamela Whitten, Indiana University President

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.