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Leavey School of Business launches global women's leadership center
Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2004
The launch event for the center, "Whole Woman, Whole Leader, Whole World” will be held June 30, in the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at SCU. It will feature dialogue among a core group of business and community leaders about the GWLC mission: to assist women in addressing the world's challenges and opportunities within the framework of SCU’s guiding principles of competence, conscience, and compassion.
"By leveraging women’s leadership abilities, the world can better meet the challenges plaguing society, create sustainable communities, and develop more successful businesses,” said Barry Posner, dean of the Leavey School of Business and co-author of The Leadership Challenge: How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations. “We are pleased to partner with SCU’s
Keynote speakers at the event are: Nancy Hafkin, retired director, Knowledge Working; Margaret Snyder, founder and director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), and Barbara Waugh, co-founder of e-Inclusion at Hewlett Packard and co-author of The Soul in the Computer – The Story of a Corporate Revolutionary.
“GWLC’s mission is to provide unique educational opportunities, mentoring, and leading edge research that shape and inspire women leaders to take on new local and global challenges,” said Linda Alepin, a GWLC founder and CEO of Center for New Futures, “Through the GWLC, women in developed and undeveloped countries will be exposed to the best thinking available to create a new future.”
Attendees at the June 30 launch will have the opportunity to become a GWLC stakeholder – as a program sponsor, volunteer, client, advocate, financial contributor, or student.
Among the GWLC workshops being offered in fall 2004 are: Women’s Leadership for New Futures; Global Leadership; Understanding Global and International Culture; Unmasking the Gender Effect; Women and Entrepreneurship; the Leadership Challenge; Leadership, Values and Performance; Women’s Contribution to Global Ethics; Women, Science and Technology, and Beyond Vision: Women and World Leadership.
GWLC sponsors include Applied Materials, Logitech, Silicon Valley Bank, and Wells Fargo. In addition, key women’s organizations, including the Anita Borg Institute, Mentor Resources, Women in Consulting, and the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs have agreed to partner with GWLC.
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