The Woman Landowner Symposium:
Growing a connection with women and their land.
The Woman Landowner Symposium is a biannual national level event hosted and organized by Land & Ladies along with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. This national women landowner's event purpose is to empower women with the confidence to take hold of their landownership as well as creating an atmosphere for women to connect with one another. The 1.5 day event is comprised of natural resource expert general sessions, breakout workshop opportunities and a social reception.
Attend in-person or virtually!
*In-person attendance is limited subject to the most updated CDC guidelines*
Dr. Puneet Dwivedi
Dr. Tamara Cushing
Dr. Lauren Griffeth
Dr. Dale Greene
May 20, 2021
8:30 Registration Opens
9:00 Welcome (Dr. Puneet Dwivedi, Dr. Dale Green & Danielle Atkins)
9:15 Through our Eyes: why it is critical for women to engage in natural resources (Dr. Tamara Cushing)
10:00 Mildred Westervelt Warner, Paper Industry’s First Female Titan (Cade Warner)
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 The Impacts of Empowering Women in Forest Stewardship (Dakota Wagner)
11:20 What to Expect from Consulting Foresters (Jody Strickland)
1:00 - 2:30
2:45 - 4:30 Breakout Sessions
Estate Planning Workshop (Veronica McClendon)
Forest Field Tour: A Landowner Perspectives” (Dana Bloome)
An Introduction to Tree Identification (Jennifer McDaniel)
Generational Communication (Dr. Lauren Griffeth)
5:30 Social Reception
May 21, 2021
8:30 Welcome & Logistics (Dr. Puneet Dwivedi & Danielle Atkins)
8:45 Being an Engaged Woman Landowner (Wanda Barrs)
9:30 The Importance of Knowing Your Markets (Amanda Lang)
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 Forest Policy and Women Forest Landowners (Laura Bosworth)
11:15 Get Engaged NOW: Next Steps (Lynn Wilson)
11:50 Summary (Bob Izlar)
Sponsors and Supporters:
Want to become a sponsor or be involved too?!
CLICK HERE to see your opportunities!
Land & Ladies has a group rate block of rooms at the Marriott SpringHills Suites in Athens, Georgia.
You can view the group rate HERE.
Group rates end April 19, 2021 OR when block fills up. Rates are based on a first come first serve basis.
During the Symposium we will be hosting a Silent Auction, showcasing various female artists and business owners, and especially the beauty and wonder of nature!
All funds will be 100% donated to
According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, but accounts for more deaths than any other gynecologic cancer of the female reproductive system.
Interested in donating a piece to the Silent Auction?!
to download the silent auction donation form!