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November 2013

Area Women Discuss Leadership During Panel Event

Dr. Nadine Connell, assistant professor of criminology at UT Dallas, moderates the panel, which included leaders from UT Dallas, surrounding universities, corporations and nonprofits.

In the book Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, examines why she believes that women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled. The first in a two-part series, Lean In and Lead: Developing Your Voice, brought together 120 female students, staff, faculty, UT Dallas alumnae and industry professionals for a discussion of Sandberg’s suggested solutions.

Jennifer Fox EMBA’12 visits with Erica Yaeger MBA’02, assistant dean for development and alumni relations at the Jindal School of Management.

Following networking, the group heard from guest speaker Dr. Mary Fernandez, CEO of MentorNet, an e-mentoring program for women studying science, technology, engineering and math. A panel of female leaders was featured at the event, which was made possible through a collaboration of the Galerstein Women’s Center, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Student Leadership Programs. Part two of the series will take place in spring 2014 and will focus on the role of men as advocates for gender diversity.

To learn more about mentoring a UT Dallas student, please visit mentornet.net/Mentor/.

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