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Workshop Series: ‘Women Leading Women: Strategies and Support for Lifelong Career Development in Higher Education’

Wednesday, 26 October, 2016

In fall 2015, the Women’s Commission surveyed women of SLU to identify areas of interest for future programming.

SLU women showed an interest in increasing opportunities for professional development and mentorship. Research shows that women in leadership positions in higher education are not keeping pace with the number of men in leadership roles, despite increases in the number of women earning terminal degrees. Women in higher education often bring professional strengths and, at the same time, can face unique challenges in the workplace.

To develop a more broad conversation and common language around workplace opportunities and address the stated interests of women on campus, the Women’s Commission is sponsoring a four-part workshop series, titled “Women Leading Women: Strategies and Support for Lifelong Career Development in Higher Education.” This workshop will empower women to reflect on their strengths, establish measurable goals, identify strategies to support their professional goals and connect participants with campus women mentors.

The workshop is scaffolded across four sessions this academic year, so participants are asked to attend all sessions. Sessions will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Feb. 1, 2017, and March 8, 2017.

The first workshop will take place at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Boileau Hall.

Note: The Women’s Commission is a sanctioned University group, and therefore participants may, with their manager’s support, incorporate these workshops into their regular work hours.

Those interested in this opportunity who would like more information may fill out this Google form. Space in the workshop series is limited, and so seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached.