Women in Leadership film series and panel discussion

Just heard about this film series (and ending panel discussion) to take place in the GBSF auditorium this fall – sign up via EventBrite links in this PDF link:

Women in Leadership flyer RSVP

The Women in Leadership Seminar Series will showcase 3 films highlighting gender imbalances around the world—Girl Rising and Half the Sky examined issues like education access for girls and sexual trafficking. To frame the current dialogue about women’s rights in the US, the documentary Makers: Women Who Make America chronicled the past 70 years of women’s pursuit of equality and justice. Inspired to illuminate these issues in the UC Davis community, graduate students Nicole Chaffee and Jeni Lee, with support from Dr. Judith Kjelstrom, designed the Seminar Series to educate, advocate, and inspire our peers to strive toward leadership roles and encourage women in the workplace. The Women in Leadership Seminar Series and Panel could not have been successful without the support of: the UC Davis Biotechnology Program, the Chancellor’s Office, the UC Davis ADVANCE Program, the UC Davis Women’s Resource and Research Center, the UC Davis Office of Campus Community Relations, and the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the Association for Women in Science.

On December 2ndthe series culminates in a Panel Session of extraordinary female leaders from academia, industry, and government, who will discuss the challenges and rewards of being a successful female leader. Our six exceptional panelists are: Linda Katehi, Chancellor, UC Davis; Maureen Stanton, Vice Provost Academic Affairs, UC Davis; Meg Arnold, CEO, Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA); Constance McKee, CEO, Manzanita Pharmaceuticals; Lois Wolk, Senator, California State Senate; and Michele Wong, CEO, Synergex and CleanWorld.

The overall objective of the Series is to educate, advocate, and inspire women by setting the stage for in-depth discussions regarding issues of equity. Both women and men are encouraged to join in this dialogue about women’s rights, as facilitating meaningful discourse will not only encourage men to embrace their female counterparts as fellow leaders, but importantly, will empower young, bright females to pursue leadership roles. Increasing the number of women in leadership positions will ensure the presence of a female voice and will set positive examples for future generations.

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