Women's Wellbeing 2023

Women's Wellbeing 2023: An Event to Educate, Inspire, and Encourage

Join the IU Fort Wayne Department of Health Sciences as it stages its first women's health symposium, Women's Wellbeing 2023. Designed by women for women, this free and public event is sure to inspire women to live well, educate and empower women to manage their wellness, and encourage and uplift women who may be struggling with health concerns. 

Participant takeaways include tips on heart health, stress management, burnout reduction, cancer and caregiving, body image, breast care, financial wellness, mental health tips, and more. Information will be presented in a variety of formats, including topical breakout sessions, keynote addresses, mobile mammography, tables, and more.

Event details

Friday, October 13, 2023
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Walb Student Union, IU Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Free event parking in P2
Lunch included
Registration required
Free and open to the public

Tentative schedule

Francine's Friends Mobile MammographyBetween Walb Union and library9 a.m.–3 p.m.
RegistrationWalb Union Foyer9:30–10 a.m.
Welcome & IntroductionsWalb Union, International Ballroom10–10:15 a.m.
Heart Health Breakout Session  featuring Parkview's Dr. Sabeena Ramrakhiani Walb Union, International Ballroom10:15–11 a.m.
Body Image among Women Breakout Session featuring Parkview's Dr. Laura OyerWalb Union, Classic Ballroom10:15–11 a.m.
Visit with VendorsWalb Union, International Ballroom11–11:15 a.m.
Cancer & Caregivers Breakout Session  featuring Erica Hyatt, founder and president of non Breastie BoxesWalb Union, International Ballroom11:15 a.m.–Noon
Diabetes Prevention and Management Breakout Session featuring Parkview's Melissa FernowWalb Union, Classic Ballroom11:15 a.m.–Noon
Lunch & Keynote Address on Breast Health  featuring Parkview's Sarah BradyWalb Union, International BallroomNoon–12:45 p.m.
Visit with VendorsWalb Union, International Ballroom12:45–1 p.m.
Mental Health Breakout Session  featuring Stephanie Burton, ACA, PSI, with Courageous Healing Inc. Walb Union, International Ballroom1–1:45 p.m.
Financial Wellness featuring Gwen Ruert from Edward JonesWalb Union, Classic Ballroom1–1:45 p.m.
Closing RemarksWalb Union, International Ballroom1:45–2 p.m.
Visit with VendorsWalb Union, International Ballroom2–2:30 p.m.


  • Parkview Cancer Institute 
  • Parkview Her Heart
  • Soma 
  • IUFW programs 

Event Partners

  • IU Indianapolis School of Health & Human Sciences
  • IUFW Department of Health Sciences
  • Parkview Health
  • Wane TV
  • Edward Jones