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The Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe will host one of the first official events at the property, the Women’s International Study Center’s symposium “Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World,” Aug. 15-16.
More than 30 experts in scholarship, science, art, law, cultural preservation, business and workforce analysis will engage in panel discussions to share their expertise, perspectives and experiences.
The symposium seeks to inspire participants to create a future that realizes the full potential of women and honors their contributions to the world. The property officially opens Aug. 4.
Speakers and panelists include Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Catherine Allen, financial services and technology expert, and Chairman and CEO of The Santa Fe Group Luis Bettencourt, Santa Fe Institute professor and former Senior Research Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Letitia Chambers, Former CEO of a public policy consulting firm, United States Ambassador to the United Nations General Assembly and former CEO of the Heard Museum Aline Coudouel, lead economist with the World Bank Linda Durham, artist and founder of Linda Durham Contemporary Art and The Wonder Institute Jennifer Raymond, Associate Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University researching neural mechanisms of learning and memory Ramona Sakiestewa, Contemporary artist and former Chair of the New Mexico State Arts Commission and many more.
“We are honored to be hosting this symposium,” said Tauseen Malik, general manager, Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe. “The prominent speakers and panelists who are scheduled to participate at this event set the stage for us in terms of the types of conventions, meetings and events that we are equipped to handle with our award-winning service and state-of-the-art facilities.”
“When Revell Carr and Karen Dugas from the Women’s International Study Center approached us about the symposium, we felt that sponsoring the event was a good fit for us on many levels,” said Jenny Cintron, area sales manager, Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe. “The Women’s International Study Center focuses on women in the arts, science, cultural preservation and business. Our site has played a key role in Santa Fe’s history for four centuries. Just as Archbishop Lamy, the Sisters of Charity, John Gaw Meem, St. Vincent Hospital and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs have been integral parts of Santa Fe’s history, so too were the women who owned the Santa Fe home that now houses the Women’s International Study Center, and who serve as inspiration for the organization.”
The food at the symposium will be provided by award-winning chef John Rivera Sedlar, the restaurateur of ELOISA, the hotel’s new restaurant. ELOISA will open this fall on the main floor of the hotel.