Women and Power: Glass Half Full

or Half Empty? Barbara Kellerman

Friday, 24 Apr 2009 at 12:00 pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union

Barbara Kellerman is the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She was the Founding Executive Director of the Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership from 2000 to 2003, and from 2003 to 2006 she served as the center's research director. Kellerman is author and editor of many books, including Leadership: Multidisciplinary Perspectives; The Political Presidency: Practice of Leadership; and Reinventing Leadership: Making the Connection Between Politics and Business. A reception and book signing will precede the talk at 11:30 am in the Great Hall. Part of the Women's Leadership Series.
Other events in the 2009 Women's Leadership Series:

Queen Bees, Tall Poppies, and Drama Queens: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Women Mentoring Women: A Workshop - Mary Jo Gonzales
Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 12:00 PM @ Gallery, Memorial Union

Mary Jo Gonzales is Associate Dean of Students & Director of the Academic Success Center at Iowa State University. As more women move into leadership positions, women's overall health has begin to suffer. Heart disease, stress related physical complications, and the lack of women who mentor women in emotionally healthy ways are challenging us to re-think the mentoring process for the generations of women leaders who will follow. The workshop will discuss both the strategic and tactical aspects of mentoring and require us, as women who mentor women, to reflect on our patterns of behavior, beliefs, and actions which may or may not assist as our mentees develop and grow into the leaders of tomorrow.

Secrets of Successful Women: A Workshop - Suzanna de Baca
Monday, April 6, 2009, 12:00 PM @ Gold Room, Memorial Union

Suzanna de Baca is Vice President of Affluent and Segment Strategies at Ameriprise Financial in Minneapolis. Participants will examine the paths of several accomplished women - CEOs, celebrities, entrepreneurs - and determine some of the common characteristics that led to their success. This process will include leadership and entrepreneurship assessment and discussion of strategies that will help participants build on their strengths to achieve success. Suzanna deBaca worked on Wall Street before returning to the midwest. She has an MBA from Harvard and an undergraduate degree from Iowa State.

Cosponsored By:
  • Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics
  • Emerging Leaders Academy
  • ISU ADVANCE Program
  • Margaret Sloss Women's Center
  • Office of the Provost
  • Programs for Women in Science & Engineering
  • University Committee on Women
  • Women's Enrichment Grant
  • Women's Leadership Series
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

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