Graduate School of Education and Psychology Hosts "Women in Leadership" Conference

May 1, 2015  | 1 min read

The third annual Women in Leadership: Work-Life Balance conference at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology took place March 19 to 20 and engaged scholars and business professionals in conversation about opportunities for women to live meaningful lives of purpose and leadership.

“Through the Women in Leadership conference and other programs and practices, GSEP creates opportunities for women to be inspired and empowered to be the best expression of themselves and to bring positive change to the world,” says Graduate School of Education and Psychology dean Helen Easterling Williams.

Each plenary and breakout session focused on mentoring and sponsorship. Kathy E. Kram, the R. C. Shipley Professor in Management at Boston University, provided the keynote address that focused on the role of mentorship and developmental networks in enabling womens’ success at work and in life. Kathleen McChesney, former executive assistant director at the FBI and management consultant at Kinsale Management Consulting, discussed leadership lessons she learned during her time serving in the bureau’s third highest position. In her plenary address, Susan Dumond, vice president of talent and organizational effectiveness at Disney ABC Television Group, concentrated on mentorship and how employees and their organizations can benefit from opportunities.

The Women in Leadership: Work-Life Balance initiative, led by Dean Emeritus Margaret J. Weber, aims to explore the work-life balance issues of women from global perspectives.