Tentative Schedule of Events
11:30 a.m.–Check in begins at the LSU Bookstore Event Room (2nd floor)
12:15 p.m.–Book Discussion: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
1:10 p.m.–Educational Session: Managing Difficult Conversations/Negotiation OR Networking Across Generations
2:00 p.m.–Education Session: Bringing your Authentic Self to Work OR Women’s Health & Well-being
2:50 p.m.–Keynote Speaker: Sarah Brown
4:00 p.m.–Conclusion with reception to follow at the LSU Women’s Center (next door)
About the Symposium
This program aims to meet the needs of a growing female student population at LSU who report being less confident about leadership than male counterparts (MSL, 2012). We will discuss gendered issues that relate to how women lead, how women leaders are perceived, and how to break down barriers of gender in leadership roles.
Participants will be encouraged to participate in the common read for the symposium, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg. The book will provide the foundational underpinnings for the symposium as we discuss gender differences and empower women leaders to reach their goals. It is available at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at LSU and at many online retailers. The first thirty registrants will receive a free copy of the book.
The Women’s Leadership Symposium is free to LSU students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.
The priority registration deadline is February 7. Students who register by the priority deadline will receive all materials for the conference, however, registration will also be accepted on site the day of the symposium.
Attire for the conference is business casual; no shorts or athletic wear, please.
Call for Presenters
The Women’s Leadership Symposium encourages faculty, staff, and graduate students to submit program presentations by December 22, 2013. Undergraduate students who wish to present should partner with an LSU faculty or staff member or graduate assistant who has expertise in the program content area.