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April 4, 2008

Women's leadership day is April 25

by Anne Krapfl

Registration is open for the fourth annual Iowa Women's Leadership Summit Friday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Scheman Building. Hosted by Iowa State, the day is open to ISU faculty, staff and students, as well as employees and community volunteers in the areas of education, politics, business and not-for-profit. The focus is on strategies for building women's leadership in the state.

The keynote talk, following lunch, will address "Gender, Leadership and the Natural Order." It will be presented by Rosalind Chait Barnett, senior research scientist and executive director of the Community, Families and Work Program at Brandeis University in suburban Boston. Her research looks at working women and the relationship to family schedules, stress, children's development and other family issues. She is a co-author of the 2004 book, Same Difference: How Gender Myths are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children and Our Jobs.

Executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman will open the summit at 10 a.m. and give a brief talk, "Being a Leader in Iowa."

The rest of the day is divided into two 70-minute break-out periods. The same six options for each session range from negotiation strategies to moving into leadership positions in public education. Two of the six are panel discussions. Details of each are online.

Registration costs $30 through April 18, and $40 after, and may be done online. The fee includes a continental breakfast and a pasta and salad buffet lunch. The fee will be returned to ISU students who register and attend the summit.

Questions may be directed to Julie Tarbox in the provost's office, 4-6410.


Find out more about the April 25 Iowa Women's Leadership Summit online, or by calling 4-6410.