The Women in Leadership Distinguished Speakers Series (DSS) are professional development events hosted online and in various locations nationwide. Each DSS takes a deep dive into a specific issue area, industry and/or competency related to women’s leadership.
The February DSS will be hosted in partnership with AcademyWomen and Purpose Linked Consulting.
Our theme – Leading Change in a MULTI Pandemic World – will offer a profound perspective on what is required of leaders during this extraordinary time in our world. The perfect storm of COVID-19, coupled with social unrest, economic disparities, healthcare inequities, climate change and declining trust in leadership, have galvanized individuals and societies to demand reform in our legal, political, work-life and social systems. These events have also deeply impacted employees, raising the focus on the cultural environments being created by leaders in every organization and the degree to which they foster true belonging, collaboration and efficiency.
Participants will hear from preeminent thought leaders, and engage in honest and insightful small group discussions to brainstorm ideas about how leaders, individually and collectively, can create a path to a better, more productive and inclusive future. Following the brainstorming discussions, each group will report their key takeaways to the entire audience. Takeaways, insights, best practices and resources will then be compiled and shared with all attendees following the event.
ABOUT THE DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES
The Distinguished Speakers Series (DSS) was launched in 2015 as a collective vision between AcademyWomen, the International Women’s Think Tank and the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. In partnership with premier institutions of higher learning and organizations committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, the DSS brings together our partners’ mutual commitments to promote women’s leadership in a diverse world, research, critical thinking and innovative problem-solving regarding issues related to women and girls. These events gather leaders from the military, veteran, government and civilian communities, who are regarded as problem-solvers and thought leaders, to collectively tackle challenges, spark innovations, and inspire positive change. Distinguished women leaders, and our supporters, from around the world are expected to attend.