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Actress Grace Byers to Speak at Annual WLP Fall Symposium

Dara Chenevert

Tampa Bay resident Dara Chenevert has over two decades of experience as an attorney and human resources professional. With extensive experience in both public and private sectors, Dara Chenevert has expertise in managing operational functions, leading large-scale projects, and developing operational strategies. In addition to her professional activities, Dara Chenevert supports the University of South Florida’s Women in Leadership & Philanthropy program.

USF’s Women in Leadership & Philanthropy program (WLP) is dedicated to the promotion of research and educational endeavors of women in the university system. Launched in 2005, WLP has given away nearly $1 million in research awards and scholarships.
For the last 11 years, the organization has hosted its Annual Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Fall Symposium. The symposium is a half-day event that celebrates women who have become transformational leaders within their areas of influence. The event consists of a networking breakfast, sessions, an award presentation, and a keynote address by a USF alumnus.
The keynote speaker for the 2017 symposium will be Grace Byers, a 2006 USF graduate who plays Anika Calhoun on Fox’s hit show Empire. Byers will be speaking about her work mentoring young girls through the Saving Our Cinderellas movement. Through her mentoring activities and speaking events, Byers encourages young people to uplift and support one another while taking a stand against bullying.
The 2017 Annual Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Fall Symposium will take place on October 20 in the Hilton Tampa Downtown. The theme is “Finding Your Grace.”

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