The Way Up

Developing Women Leaders to Enhance Iowa Higher Education

Keynote Speaker - 2007

Thursday, November 1, 2007

9:30-10:15am Opening Keynote Speaker

Bonnie Campbell - Member of the Iowa Board of Regents; former Iowa Attorney General

"Lessons for Public Sector Women Leaders"

Regent Bonnie Campbell will talk about the challenges and rewards of being a woman in leadership roles. Her discussion will be informed by her time in politics and public service, as well as her career in the private sector. A perfect way to start The Way Up conference as we all begin to assess our own paths to success!

11:45-1:30 pm Lunch Keynote Speaker

Meredith Hay, Vice President for Research, University of Iowa

"Women of Science - Transforming Lives and Transforming the World"

(This keynote sponsored by IOWAWHE)

The noon Keynote will focus on the successes and challenges of women in science as they seek to meet the challenges of leading in higher education.

7:00 pm (Optional) Evening Keynote

Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education Presentation

Jean Waltman, Research Specialist, Center for the Education of Women, University of Michigan

"Beyond the Numbers: Have Women Truly 'made it' in Higher Education?"

The day will conclude with a discussion about the progress women have made in higher education and the difficulties and challenges we face if we are to sustain positive change in the next decade. 

Friday, November 2, 2007

11:30-1:15 Closing Keynote Speaker

Beverly Simone, President Southeastern Iowa Community College

“From the Cornfields to the Desert, One Transformational Leader’s Journey to Dubai and Back.“

Opportunities arise and a leader must be ready to embrace them. Although one may "plan" for their Way Up, it is often the unexpected positions that can provide the greatest learning. In this session you will hear how one rural farm girl grew up to embrace state, national and international leadership positions.

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