5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Location: MC 2.404
This event is sponsored by The School of Interdisciplinary Studies Gender Studies Program & Galerstein Gender Center, Office of Diversity and Community Engagement.
The Gender Studies Lecture Series was developed in collaboration with the Gender Studies Program in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, and invites renowned scholars from around the country to share the latest research on gender, sexuality and women.
Women are slowly emerging as leaders in many nations, despite the challenges inherent in the cultural definition of leadership as requiring masculine qualities. Even though robust gender stereotypes disadvantage women as leaders, they are especially gaining ground in institutions that serve the public good, including universities. Looking beyond the social justice gains that follow from including women in leadership, researchers are inquiring how and why the presence of women leaders may affect group and organizational outcomes.
Alice Eagly is Professor of Psychology, James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She is a social psychologist who is well known for her work on gender, attitudes, prejudice, stereotyping, leadership, and feminism. Her extensive publications include the books, Psychology of Attitudes, written with Shelly Chaiken, and Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders, written with Linda Carli. Her work has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation, and the Eminent Leadership Scholar Award from the Academy of Management.