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561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Presents its Inaugural Women’s Leadership Forum

            BOCA RATON, FL (March 12, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University’s Women’s Studies Center and the FAU Diversity Committee present the Inaugural Women’s Leadership Forum with the topic “Women as Leaders: Facilitating a Culture of Leadership.” The Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center on the Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. Admission is free, but registration is required by visiting www. fau.edu/WomensStudies or calling 561-297-3865.

            The keynote speaker for the event is Suzanna Rose, senior associate dean for the sciences at Florida International University. She will present a lecture entitled “Strategies for Women in Leadership: Warming the Chilly Climate.” Other speakers include Anne Boykin, dean of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at FAU; Susan Reilly, director of the school of communication and multimedia studies at FAU; Ira Bogotch, professor in FAU’s department of educational leadership; and El pagnier Hudson, director of FAU’s department of human resources.

            “This forum represents an attempt to foster a dialogue about women in leadership,” said Josephine Beoku-Betts, director of the Women’s Studies Center at FAU. “While substantial progress has been made to level the playing field in promoting gender equity in leadership roles, there is still need to develop an infrastructure that is inclusive of diversity and ethical decision making and which can accommodate talented women from diverse backgrounds and philosophical perspectives to succeed as leaders.”
            The Forum is co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Center, The University Diversity Committee, the College of Education, FAU Student Government Program Board, Women’s Studies Graduate Student Association and the Department of Business Services.

-FAU-

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