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Leadership

The symbol, a five-pointed star created by five interlocking Ws representing Dr. Weddington's last initial, characterizes the multifaceted aspects of leadership required in today's fast-paced society. A star can roll on its points to be in a different position but still retain its basic shape. As such, the star is symbolic of the flexibility necessary for successful leadership.

Dr. Weddington's activities as a leader are described in "About Sarah Weddington." This link includes stories of her experiences as the first woman elected to the Texas Legislature from Austin-Travis County, the first woman General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Assistant to the President of the United States, attorney for the Roe v. Wade case and a participant in a variety of endeavors to help others develop their own leadership abilities. Dr. Weddington has taught leadership classes at The University of Texas - Austin for 28 years and has periodically taught classes at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas.

Dr. Weddington is also a frequent speaker on leadership topics for a variety of organizations. Details are in the speaker section of this website. The Sarah Weddington Leadership Conference was held at Texas Woman's University March 30-31, 2001. As a previous board member of The Foundation for Women's Resources, Weddington was actively involved in the establishment of such programs as Leadership Texas, Leadership America, Power Pipeline and The Women's Museum in Dallas, Texas.

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