UVU Professor To Participate In New York Times Women In Leadership Panel
November 19, 2012
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Jim Rayburn (801) 863-8504
Susan R. Madsen, the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business, will be one of four panelists at an International Leadership Association and New York Times discussion on “Building, Bridging and Blazing Pathways for Women and Leadership.”
More than 60 higher education and national women’s association leaders are scheduled to attend the Nov. 29 panel luncheon, which will be held at the New York Times offices in downtown New York City.
Madsen is the founding chair of the ILA’s Women and Leadership Affinity Group and chair of the group’s inaugural conference scheduled for June 2013. She’s the driving force behind the Utah Women and Education Project, which encourages young women to attend and graduate from college. She recently received the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Pathfinder Award for her work in women’s education issues.
“Dr. Madsen is nationally and internationally recognized for her work in improving women’s educational and leadership opportunities. The prestige of this panel demonstrates the impact and reputation of her work,” said Norman Wright, dean of the Woodbury School of Business. “Not only does she contribute significantly to UVU’s scholarly efforts, but she continues to promote the importance of women pursuing higher education at every level.”
The panel will focus on what corporations are doing to increase women’s representation in leadership and how it correlates with growth in leadership education and other leadership development programs. The panel will explore how campus-based leadership education programs can partner with other organizations to effectively increase the number of women leaders.
Joining Madsen on the panel are Betsy Myers, former adviser to President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign and director of the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University, and Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and author of “When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present.” The panel moderator will be Jennifer Preston, a New York Times reporter and adjunct faculty at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.