Home > Marketing
& Communication > News
Mary Saunders selected to participate in Leadership America
June 18, 2009 - DENTON - Retired Maj. Gen. Mary Saunders,
executive director of the Texas Woman's University Leadership
Institute, is one of only 30 women from across the United
States selected to be a member of the Leadership America Class
this year-long experience, Mary Saunders will be equipped
with information on the newest developments in the economy,
technology and global trade, which will give her a competitive
edge in our rapidly changing world,” said Wanda Brice,
CEO of The Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future.
one of the longest running national women's leadership programs
in the world, was established in 1988 to recognize and bring
together accomplished women who have achieved success in their
professions, their communities and beyond. The national women's
leadership development program equips leaders with the latest
information and innovations for professional andpersonal
“I am proud
to represent TWU in Leadership America,” Maj. Gen. Saunders
said. “I expect to leave the class with an enriched
knowledge base and even more tools to be a more effective
leader at TWU and beyond.”
Maj. Gen. Saunders
has led the TWU Leadership Institute since it was founded
in 2006 to address a nationally recognized need for leadership
in civic affairs, volunteer organizations and corporate and
entrepreneurial initiatives. She retired from the Air Force
in October 2005 after more than 34 years of service. Among
the many leadership positions she held in the military, Maj.
Gen. Saunders was the first woman to serve as the director
of transportation at the United States Air Force Headquarters.
Maj. Gen. Saunders
was named a Distinguished Alumna of TWU in 1998 and a TWU
Woman of Distinction in 2000.
is the flagship program of The Women's Museum: An Institute
for the Future. Its national presenting sponsor is State Farm
®, and its international sponsor is Wal-Mart.
The new Leadership
America format is a series of three stand-alone sessions (in
Chicago, the San Francisco/Silicon Valley and Washington D.C.)
that address leadership competencies critical to “agile
leadership” in the current economy. The third seminar
includes an optional trip to China to provide the participants
a look at the realities of international assignments as well
as a global perspective on the economy.
For more information,
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456