The Women & Leadership Alliance

THE WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE

The Women and Leadership Alliance is a joint endeavor to support and promote student programs at the Claremont Colleges that will highlight issues faced by women in leadership in business, government and the professions. Entities currently involved include the Kravis Leadership Institute, the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, the Center for Writing and Public Discourse, the Dean of Students Office, the Dean of Faculty Office, the Office of Development, the Women’s Forum, Intercollegiate Women’s Studies of the Claremont Colleges, and the CGU School of Educational Studies.  Events sponsored by the Alliance include:

October 3, 2012: Lisa Maatz, AAUW Director of Public Policy and Government Relations for the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Sponsored by the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum and the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children.

October 31, 2012: Anita Hill, currently Senior Advisor to the Provost and Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University. Sponsored by the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, the Center for Writing and Public Discourse, and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.

November 8, 2012: Ann Meyers Drysdale, the only woman to sign a free agent contract with the NBA. Currently the Vice President of the Phoenix Suns (NBA), Time has called her one of the ten greatest female athletes of all time. This event, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, is sponsored by CMS Athletics, the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, the Kravis Leadership Institute, the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, and the Center for Human Rights Leadership.

March 8, 2013: 4th Annual Women & Leadership Workshop. The keynote speaker was Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, author and President of Berkhemer Clayton, Inc. – Retained Executive Search. The networking lunch and reception included a roundtable with female leaders in consulting, education, government, media, science, and more. Co-sponsored by the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, the Kravis Leadership Institute, and the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, and members of the Women and Leadership Alliance. This event took place in McKenna Auditorium.

For more information: www.cmc.edu/womenandleadership

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