Graduate School of Education and Psychology Hosts Inaugural Digital Women’s Project Conference

April 29, 2013  | 1 min read

The Digital Women’s Project (DWP), an initiative of the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP), explores the work-life balance issues of women from global perspectives. The inaugural DWP conference, “Celebrate Women’s Wisdom: Life Journeys,” took place March 7 to 8 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

The conference engaged scholars and business professionals from all sectors in sharing wisdom that will impact the future for themselves and the next generation of women and men. Through connecting around the life-course method of identity motivation and drive, relational style, and adaptive style, participants discussed research that enhances opportunities for women to live meaningful lives of purpose and leadership.

Plenary speakers included Joyce M. Davis, an award-winning journalist and internationally acclaimed author, writer, and media consultant; Linda M. Thor, chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, one of the most prominent community college districts in the nation, serving approximately 65,000 students each year in Silicon Valley; Nana M. E. Magomola, a South African lawyer, business leader, and the chair of Thamaga Investments; and Janet Z. Giele, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Social Policy, and Women’s Studies at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management of Brandeis University.