Proposal Title

LEAD Revisited: Reflections on Feminist Leadership Development for Women Faculty

Author Type

Faculty

Location

U-Hall 3-087

Start Date

28-3-2018 2:10 PM

End Date

28-3-2018 3:00 PM

Presentation Type

Panel

Abstract

This panel with members of LEAD (Leadership Enrichment and Development group), a feminist peer-mentoring group for women core faculty at Lesley will discuss the impact of a feminist group process method on women’s leadership development. Narratives of personal and professional growth will be shared including lessons learned and potential for this model for future work will be discussed. Members of the group will share reflections from their participation in the group and generate questions that call for structures within a university to support women faculty leadership development.

The creation of LEAD was initiated in 2015 by Diana Direiter, Amy Rutstein-Riley, and Stephanie Spadorcia in response to an expressed need for leadership development for women faculty, with support from the Provost Office and LU Women’s Center. The group has used feminist group praxis to define leadership, provide self-mentoring avenues, engaged in shared readings and discussions, as well as being in the process of creating a book proposal out of the lessons learned from shared narratives on career and leadership development. Central topics have been womanhood, diversity, negotiation, networking, creating a mentoring plan, and developing leadership voice.

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LEAD Revisited: Reflections on Feminist Leadership Development for Women Faculty

U-Hall 3-087

This panel with members of LEAD (Leadership Enrichment and Development group), a feminist peer-mentoring group for women core faculty at Lesley will discuss the impact of a feminist group process method on women’s leadership development. Narratives of personal and professional growth will be shared including lessons learned and potential for this model for future work will be discussed. Members of the group will share reflections from their participation in the group and generate questions that call for structures within a university to support women faculty leadership development.

The creation of LEAD was initiated in 2015 by Diana Direiter, Amy Rutstein-Riley, and Stephanie Spadorcia in response to an expressed need for leadership development for women faculty, with support from the Provost Office and LU Women’s Center. The group has used feminist group praxis to define leadership, provide self-mentoring avenues, engaged in shared readings and discussions, as well as being in the process of creating a book proposal out of the lessons learned from shared narratives on career and leadership development. Central topics have been womanhood, diversity, negotiation, networking, creating a mentoring plan, and developing leadership voice.