Women and Leadership

Become the leader you see in your future.

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The Women and Leadership program explores intersections among gender and leadership in government, business, media, law, politics, science, and athletics. During the spring semester, participants engage in small group, interactive sessions with practitioners who discuss their career paths and how gender impacts decision-making and leadership in their professional environments. Students also participate in one or more trips to Washington D.C. to meet with women in positions of leadership in public and private sectors.

The small group size and lengthy exchanges among students and practitioners allow for meaningful conversations, promote professional networking, and foster opportunities to develop mentoring relationships. Participants are expected to journal throughout the experience and provide a final presentation on how the Women and Leadership program influenced their self-perception and what lessons they will apply when they assume positions of leadership.

In Spring 2019, Women and Leadership will be facilitated by Dr. Anne Douds, Assistant Professor of Public Policy. Prior to joining the Gettysburg College faculty, she was a trial lawyer and a policy consultant. Her trial practice focused largely on civil rights, and her recent consulting work includes court evaluations, veterans’ needs assessments, victim advocacy program evaluations, and social justice advocacy programs. Dr. Kathleen Iannello will provide program guidance and support throughout the semester. Dr. Iannello is Associate Professor of Political Science and teaches courses on women and politics.

Spring 2019 Program Schedule