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Women in Leadership Event LogoSpecial One-Day Event in Malibu

Monday, March 7, 2016, Pepperdine University Malibu Campus

One of several events celebrating National Women's History Month at Pepperdine University, Women in Leadership in Higher Education is presented by the Pepperdine Center for Women in Leadership in partnership with Human Resources. 

This one-day conference is designed for all women, particularly faculty, staff and students who aspire to higher levels of influence and professional development. Participants will learn from top women leaders in the field of higher education and receive encouragement, direction, support, and education related to advancing careers, personal influence, professionalism, discernment of vocational calling, and leadership gravitas.

In alignment with the mission of the Pepperdine Center for Women in Leadership, the goal of this conference is to contribute to a sense of preparedness for professional advancement, influence and impact, for women of all ages and at all stages in their professional career.

Due to incredibly high interest, all seats are SOLD OUT, but you can still take part! In order to allow all who are interested to participate, we will be recording the plenary sessions and offering a live webcast that you can watch remotely from your home or office. Please register below to receive a link to the free webcast that will stream live on March 7.

 

Keynote Speakers

Our keynote speakers include the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities' President, Shirley Hoogstra, University of the Pacific President, Pamela Eibeck, and internationally acclaimed writer, speaker, and consultant, Sally Helgesen, author of The Female Vision: Women's Real Power at Work.

Sally Helgesen

Sally Helgesen

Shirley V. Hoogstra

Shirley V. Hoogstra

Pamela Eibeck

Pamela A. Eibeck

Conference Presenters

We will be joined by nearly twenty incredible presenters who will share their leadership journeys and their wisdom during plenary and breakout sessions. Click on the photos to learn more about our speakers and remember to check this page regularly as we update our speaker list!

Stephanie Blondell

Stephanie Blondell

Patricia Hsieh

Patricia Hsieh

Laura Robinson Harbert

Laura Robinson Harbert

Helen Easterling Williams

Helen Easterling Williams

Mary Allen Azada

Mary Ellen Azada

Karen Longman

Karen A. Longman

Gail Wallace

Gail Wallace

Kate Wallace Nunneley

Kate Wallace Nunneley

Golnaz Sadri

Goli Sadri

Laura Skandera Trombley

Laura Skandera Trombley

Debby White

Debby White

Amy Drennan

Amy Drennan

Karen Williams

Karen Williams

JoAnna Moore

JoAnna Moore

Doretha O'Quinn

Doretha O'Quinn

Deanell Tacha

Deanell R. Tacha

Bernice Ledbetter

Bernice Ledbetter

Kendra Killpatrick

Kendra Killpatrick

Irene Neller

Irene Neller

Tabatha Jones Jolivet

Tabatha Jones Jolivet

Regan Schaffer

Regan Harwell Schaffer

Conference Details

Monday, March 7, 2016

7:45 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast and Registration

8:30 AM – 9:40 AM Plenary Session I
Advancing Women in Leadership: Building a Future Together
Shirley Hoogstra | President, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Advancing Women in Leadership: Why and How
Karen Longman | Ph.D. Program Director and Professor of Doctoral Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University

9:50 AM – 10:50 AM Breakout Session I
Choose one of the seven options below

11:10 AM – 12:10 PM Plenary Session II
Women's Vision
Sally Helgesen | Leadership Consultant, Author, Speaker

12:10 PM – 1:10 PM Lunch & Networking

1:10 PM – 1:50 PM Plenary Session III
Women in Leadership
Pamela Eibeck | President, University of the Pacific

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Breakout Session II
Choose one of the seven options below

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM Plenary Session IV
Presidents and Deans Panel Discussion, Moderated by Sally Helgesen
Laura Skandera Trombley | President, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Patricia Hsieh | President, San Diego Miramar College
Helen Easterling Williams | Dean, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University
Deanell Reese Tacha | Dean, School of Law, Pepperdine University

Q&A with Sally Helgesen

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM Coffee and Dessert Networking Reception

Breakout Sessions will include:

Building Your Personal Brand and Professional Image
Debby White | Consultant, CarterBaldwin Executive Search

Who do you "say" that you are? Your appearance, your voice, your sheer presence communicates your brand. Through awareness and reflection, this session will encourage you to be intentional about this topic.

Negotiating Skills and Advancing Your Worth
Stephanie B. Blondell | Assistant Professor of Law and Practice at Pepperdine School of Law and Associate Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

A sentiment echoed in boardrooms, council chambers, classrooms, think-tanks, and social media follows: empowering women is key to solving many of the world's most challenging problems. And yet, in American businesses, law firms, and courtrooms there is a disconnect. Despite women being half the job market, women earn less, and are represented in top management at a significantly lower rate than men. While there are myriad reasons for this disparity, a body of empirical research points to a significant trend; women negotiate differently for themselves than for others. Come to this informative session to increase your effectiveness as a negotiator.

Discerning Your Giftedness and Calling
Amy Drennan | Executive Director of Vocation and Formation Integration, Fuller Theological Seminary
Laura Harbert | Dean,Chapel and Spiritual Formation and Assistant Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary
Mary Ellen Azada | Executive Director of Call Discernment, Fuller Theological Seminary

Women in Higher Education have a number of demands that pull on our attention and time. In the midst of our fast-paced lives, do we even know how to stop and listen to what our lives are telling us and ask broader questions about our giftedness and calling? Each participant will walk out of this session with a self-reflective tool that will offer an opportunity for further discernment on God's call for their life.

Mentoring PODs for Female Faculty
Kendra Killpatrick | Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean of Seaver College, Pepperdine University
Regan Schaffer | Professor of Organizational Behavior and Management and Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative, Pepperdine University

In January 2015, Pepperdine University began a pilot Mentoring Pod Program for female tenure/tenure-track faculty at Seaver College. The 18-month program placed five female faculty members across a range of rank and discipline together in a mentoring group called a pod. The goals for the program are: 1) Successful professional development in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service, 2) Insitutional awareness, 3) Self advocacy, and 4) Work-life balance. This session will be a report on the program and the impact it has had on the female faculty who are participating.

 

Launching University Women's Centers, Institutes & Programs
Bernice Ledbetter | Professor of Organizational Theory and Management, Director of the Center for Women in Leadership, Pepperdine University
Goli Sadri | Professor of Management and Academic Director, Women's Leadership Program, California State University, Fullerton
Karen Williams | Executive Director, UCLA Anderson School of Management Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports
JoAnna Moore | Director, Women's Leadership Program, California State University, Fullerton

This session offers strategies and processes for launching university initiatives in support of women's leadership development. Three distinctive initiatives are presented: the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics Women's Leadership Program at California State University, Fullerton addresses under-representation of women within top leadership positions; The Center for Women in Leadership at Pepperdine University develops leadership competence and confidence among all women at the university; and the Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports at UCLA Anderson School of Management tackles the unique challenges of women in leadership in sports, media and entertainment.

Maximizing Diversity for Organizational Success
Tabatha Jones Jolivet | Associate Vice President for Student Life and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students, Pepperdine University
Doretha O'Quinn | Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs,Vanguard University
Irene Neller | Vice President for Communications, Marketing, and Admissions, Fuller Theological Seminary

Diversity, equity and inclusion - this session explores these experiences and how they reframe the leadership discourse. Panel members will share their journey and story of leadership and the importance of solidarity with women at all levels using appreciative narratives that help shape the transformation happening in higher education today.

Women and Work: Theological and Generational Perspectives
Gail Wallace | Co-founder of The Junia Project, Adjunct Professor at Azusa Pacific University, Consultant for the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning
Kate Wallace Nunneley | Co-founder of The Junia Project, Operations Manager for the Wesleyan Holiness Consortium, Adjunct Professor in Political Science

The presenters will share their experience with The Junia Project (a website that advocates for women in the church) and discuss how theological views about women impact the work setting. Since generations vary in approaching the related challenges, time will also be given to what we can learn from each other to benefit our mutual quest for the equitable treatment of women in the workplace.

Directions

The conference will be held in the Wilburn Auditorium on the Drescher Graduate Campus on the Pepperdine University Malibu Campus. Upon entering campus you will pass through a guard booth. Please stop and let the guard know that you will be attending the conference. The guard will give you a visitor pass to put on your dashboard and will direct you to parking.

Wilburn Auditorium, Drescher Graduate Campus

Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263

Maps and Detailed Directions

Parking

Free parking will be available in the Drescher Campus main lot off of Via Pacifica Road. We recommend carpooling if possible as parking is limited.