LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Pepperdine Center for Women in Leadership (CWL)—established to educate, empower, and strengthen the leadership capacity of women—announced that it is hosting the Women in Leadership in Higher Education conference. The one-day conference presented by the CWL in partnership with Pepperdine Human Resources will be held on March 7, 2016, from 7:45 AM to 6 PM.
“The Pepperdine Center for Women in Leadership focuses on building women’s confidence and instilling a strong sense of competency and readiness for the challenges and rewards of leadership,” said Dr. Bernice Ledbetter, director of the Center for Women in Leadership. “We hope that by broadening the global dialogue on gender and diversity-related issues, we will strengthen the leadership capacity of women and close the gender gap.”
Through mentorship programs, industry engagement, and research on gender diversity, the Center for Women in Leadership is one of the few comprehensive centers that exists solely to serve women. Women students, faculty, and staff at Pepperdine can take advantage of the CWL’s mentoring program, networking opportunities, and skills development initiatives such as industry roundtable sessions. Women inside or outside Pepperdine can serve as a mentor or participate in the mentorship program, provide an introduction to women who might be interested in the center, host an industry roundtable, or recommend women to the CWL Advisory Board. More information on ways to get involved with the Center for Women in Leadership is available here.
The Women in Leadership in Higher Education conference is designed for all women, particularly faculty, staff, and students who aspire to higher levels of influence and professional development. Participants will learn from top women leaders in the field of higher education and receive encouragement, direction, support, and education related to advancing careers, personal influence, professionalism, discernment of vocational calling, and leadership gravitas.
Keynote speakers at the Women in Leadership in Higher Education conference include:
Shirley Hoogstra, President, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU): Hoogstra is a lawyer, a member of a university's board of trustees and a long-time vice president at a CCCU member institution. Previously, she was the cohost of Inner Compass, a nationally televised show on PBS that explores how people make decisions about ethical, religious, and social justice issues.
Pamela Eibeck, President, University of the Pacific: Eibeck is the first woman president of the University of the Pacific. Her presidency follows a distinguished career as a researcher, teacher, educational reformer, and university administrator.
Sally Helgesen, Internationally Acclaimed Writer, Speaker, and Consultant: Helgesen is ranked by Leadership Gurus as No. 15 in its survey of the world's most influential leadership experts and cited as one of the top 35 authorities in the field by Leadership Excellence magazine. She is the author of six books, most recently The Female Vision: Women's Real Power at Work.
The Women in Leadership in Higher Education conference will provide attendees with a range of learning opportunities, motivational guidance, and tools including:
- Status report on women in higher education
- Mentoring and acquiring a sponsor
- Advancing professional development
- Managing expectations
- Creating your personal brand
- Mastering negotiation skills
For more information about the Women in Leadership in Higher Education conference and to register, visit us here.
About the Pepperdine Center for Women in Leadership
The mission of the Pepperdine Center for Women in Leadership is to position Pepperdine as a university of choice for women students, staff, and faculty, while also continually engaging with our alumni and other external stakeholders. The Center for Women in Leadership will help Pepperdine women achieve this by educating and empowering them through key initiatives: mentoring programs, skills development, research studies, and an ongoing dialogue. The foundation of the center is rooted in collaboration as these initiatives are carried out in partnership with career services, alumni relations, and human resources, as well as external organizations, to prepare women to succeed in their careers, helping them to feel competent, confident, and ready to lead.
About the Pepperdine University Graziadio School for Business and Management
A leader in cultivating entrepreneurship and digital innovation, the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management focuses on the real-world application of MBA-level business concepts. The Graziadio School provides student-focused, globally-oriented education through part-time, full-time, and executive MBA programs at our eight California campuses, as well as through online and hybrid formats. In addition, the Graziadio School offers a variety of master of science programs, a bachelor of science in management degree-completion program, and the Presidents and Key Executives MBA, as well as executive education certificate programs. Follow the Graziadio School on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.