Women's Leadership Initiative

Women leaders sharing best practices

Creating a Community of Support for the Empowerment of Women Leaders

The University of Iowa Chief Diversity Office, in partnership with the Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education (IOWAWHE) recognize the need for more women leaders at all levels in higher education across the state. The Women’s Leadership Initiative series has been developed by women for women. Through ongoing dialogue, women working in or with colleges or universities will have the opportunity to learn from each other in supportive community about topics of impact for our leadership.

Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch and attend these intimate and informal sessions. Or, if you can’t get to the University of Iowa campus, highlight sessions will be videotaped and hosted afterward on our website along with a discussion guide. Watch it from your office or host a dialogue on your own campus!

More information about our spring session coming soon!

President Sally Mason "Unexpected Paths: Women and Leadership"

Our inaugural Women’s Leadership event was led by the University of Iowa’s 20th President, Sally Mason, “Unexpected Paths: Women and Leadership.” You may access a recording of her inspiring talk as well as a discussion guide at: Women's Leadership Initiative Speaker - President Sally Mason.

Christine Grant "The Need for Women in Decision Making Positions"

Christine Grant, University of Iowa Women's Athletic Director Emeritus presented "The Need for Women in Decision Making Positions" at the 2015 Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education (IOWAWHE) Leadership Conference as part of the Women's Leadership Initiative. You may access a recording of her inspiring talk as well as a discussion guide at: Women's Leadership Initiative Speaker - Christine Grant.

Lynette Marshall "Practicing Leadership"

Lynette Marshall, University of Iowa Foundation President and CEO presented "Practicing Leadership" for our Fall 2015 kick-off. You may access a recording of her inspiring talk as well as a discussion guide at: Women's Leadership Initiative Speaker - Lynette Marshall.

Adrien Wing, "Intersectional Feminism"

Adrien Wing, Associate Dean, International and Comparative Law Programs, a Bessie Dutton Murray Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law presented on "Intersectional Feminism." You may access a recording of her inspiring talk as well as a discussion guide at: Women's Leadership Initiative Speaker - Adrien Wing.

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