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).
The Women’s Leadership Symposium was held Saturday, February 8, 2014 in the LSU Student Union from 12-4 p.m.
Participants discussed 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 were encouraged to participate in the common read for the symposium, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, which provided the foundational underpinnings for the symposium’s discussions of gender differences.
The Women’s Leadership Symposium was free to LSU students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.
Links & 2014 Presentations
“Managing Difficult Conversations and Negotiations,” Danielle Alsandor, PhD
“Putting the ‘I’ in Leadership,” Tristen Bergholtz and Bridget Watts
“Bringing Your Authentic Self to the Workplace,” Katherine Macfarlane, JD