2018 Women in Higher Education Leadership and Mentoring Conference

N.C. A&T ADVANCE Institutional Transformation (IT) Project and the Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence (CLOE) will hold the 2018 Women in Higher Education Leadership and Mentoring Conference from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, in the Alumni Foundation Event Center. The focus of this initiative is to empower female administrators, faculty, and staff in areas of leadership and to cultivate a mentoring environment. The conference will also draw men who desire to serve as advocates for their female colleagues and seeking additional knowledge on leadership and mentoring in the academic setting. This year’s conference is titled “Empowered to Lead”. Dr. Christine S. Grant, will serve as the opening session keynote speaker delivering a presentation titled “Advancing Women in Leadership-Redefining our Resilience!” Grant is a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at North Carolina State University where she also provides leadership as the associate dean of Faculty Advancement in the College of Engineering. As an Academic Resilience Strategist, she partners with individuals and organizations to empower women and men in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The closing session keynote address titled, “Leading from Where You Are”; will be delivered by Dr. Sharon Washington. Washington is a nationally recognized authority on leadership, multicultural alliances and partnership building in higher education. A hallmark of Washington’s leadership is her commitment to developing teams and leadership capacity across multiple levels within an organization. Please consider sharing your research and/or innovations in leadership and mentoring in higher education by submitting a proposal(s) for an interactive breakout session or an abstract for a poster presentation online. Please register at https://ncat3.gosignmeup.com/empowered2lead/ Support for the conference is made possible through funding from the National Science Foundation (Grant #1409799) and Title III. For more information contact Dr. Sherrice V. Allen at 336-285-2471 or svallen@ncat.edu