Nevertheless, She Persisted: Faculty Taking a Stand to Lead for Equity & Inclusion
Lisa Barlow, University of Cincinnati Rebecca Hale, University of Cincinnati Robin Selzer, University of Cincinnati
Three faculty women leaders paving the way for equity and inclusion on their campus will share reflections on why they are championing these issues in this campus climate, challenges and opportunities they have faced, progress they have made, and suggestions for other women trying to advance equity and inclusion on their respective campuses. Participants will have the opportunity to share their questions, ideas and strategies on this topic as a collective.
Formal & Informal Team Leadership in Higher Education, A Case Study Approach: How to be an Amazing Leader
Cynthia Greer, Xavier University Nancy Hart, Xavier University Brenda Levya-Gardner, Xavier University Nancy Linenkugel, Xavier University
Leadership starts with a passion for the organization and its mission. Learn how a team approach to college leadership culminated in a collaborative, innovative model which can be applied to any level of the organization. As a group, this team acted in a one-year interim dean role. This session will also discuss the individual skills necessary for the approach to succeed in a formal leadership role, as well as informal groups in higher education.
To Lean In or Not: Navigating the Career Ladder after a Major Life Change
Megan Minton, University of Cincinnati Ashley Webber, University of Cincinnati
We all find ourselves needing to take a leave from work (either short- or long-term) at some point during our career. Whether that comes in the form of maternity leave, bereavement, or other major life event, returning to work can bring with it some unique challenges. Join us for a session that aims to prepare you with the tools you need to transition back to a healthy work environment and help others do the same.
Diverse Leaders' Panel
Zakiya Brown, Interim Dean of Students, Central State University Shanda Gore, Associate VP, Equity, Diversity & Community Engagement, University of Toledo Roberta Milliken, Acting Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Shawnee State University
Stina Olafsdottir, University Bursar, Kent State University
Are you thinking about your next move? Learn about the tools and techniques that successful women used to shape their professional paths. The panel will include women from various backgrounds, organizational levels, and areas of expertise.
Concurrent Sessions 2 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Ten Commandments for Women in Higher Education
Temesha Corbin, University of Cincinnati
Terri M. Hurdle, Mount St. Joseph University
Carol Tonge Mack, University of Cincinnati Alsace Toure, Baldwin Wallace University Lori Wright, Northern Kentucky University
Ten Commandments for Women in Higher Education is an interactive workshop designed to empower women to embrace the importance of personal and professional development. Participants will be introduced to a set of guiding core principles important for success of women who serve in education. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be grouped with a presenter who will serve as an accountability partner to provide feedback and support for an interactive exercise.
Speaking Authentically as Leaders: Women’s Voices and the Silences of the Margins
Christina Jones, Shawnee State University Ann Linden, Shawnee State University Jennifer Pauley, Shawnee State University
This session explores the double-bind women face regarding voicing their opinions in leadership roles. Though in positions of authority, women often face gendered social norms that complicate their ability to stay true and openly express their convictions. They are forced to navigate a “minefield” of when to speak, how to speak, and how to show emotions/convictions without losing status or authority. Participants will discuss personal anecdotes that illustrate their struggles while also offering strategies to change as well as cope with such predicaments.
Learning to Lean In: Developing Women Leaders in Higher Ed
Donna Chrobot-Mason, University of Cincinnati Eileen Strempel, University of Cincinnati Kathy Qualls, University of Cincinnati
In this presentation we begin with a discussion about Sandberg’s book “Lean In”. We cite research to both support and refute the book’s key claims. Participants then engage in a discussion about their own experience with leaning in and leadership. Next, we use the University of Cincinnati’s Women’s Leadership Program to illustrate the importance of experiential learning to enhance leadership identity. Finally, we engage participants in a discussion about ways to foster women’s leadership development in higher education.
The Wonder Woman: Navigating and Dismantling the Glass Ceiling
Cassandra Pegg-Kirby, Kent State University Alicia Robinson, Kent State University
The Kent State University Women’s Center makes an intentional effort to equip our female students with the tools they need to effectively lead and pursue their career goals. We offer a women’s leadership program that teaches students how to become change agents on campus and in the world. Participants of this session will learn how to implement this leadership model in their personal lives and their work environment.
Plenary - 3:00 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.
Negotiating for the Personal and Professional Win
Holly Craider, Cuyahoga Community College Judi McMullen, Cuyahoga Community College
According to a Harvard Business School Study conducted in 2014 by Leibbrandt and List, the gender wage gap persists, as men are still paid more than women, even when taking into consideration job level, differences in preferences, and family leave. Over the past two decades, laboratory and survey evidence has suggested that men are significantly more likely to engage in salary negotiations than women; however, when women negotiate on behalf of another person they are as successful as men (Leibbrandt & List, 2014). Women are known for doing for others; it's time we also take care of ourselves. Sit back, relax, and learn from an experienced HR professional how to negotiate for a personal and professional win!