Sunday Afternoon Learning Opps

Strategies for Leaning In: Advancing Women in College and University Leadership Roles

  • Sunday, July 22
  • 03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Long Beach Conv Center
  • Level 1, 101AB
  • SK


Increasing the number of women in senior leadership roles on campus is an important goal and mirrors the drive in corporate America to help women executives “lean in.” From a practical perspective, how can colleges and universities make this aspiration a reality? Drawing from their experiences in both higher education and the private sector, this panel of diverse women chief business officers will share personal strategies for overcoming professional challenges, as well as for recruiting, developing, and retaining the next generation of talented women in higher education.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess trends and the outlook for women progressing to senior chief business officer and administrative roles.
  • Explore strategies employed by peers to support the leadership progression.
  • Consider ideas to pilot at your institution to help women achieve increased levels of responsibility.