Women and Leadership Conference

Janet Napolitano and Christine Todd Whitman

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Madeleine Kunin, Barbara Roberts

Maria Cimitile, Birgit Klohs, Lisa Posthumus Lyons, Megan Sall

Women Governor’s Conference
September 8-9, 2017
(Friday) L.V. Eberhard Center, Room 215, 301 Fulton St. W., Grand Rapids, MI
(Saturday) Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium, Richard M. DeVos Center, 401 Fulton St. W., Grand Rapids, MI

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What are the challenges, rewards, and opportunities encountered by women in executive leadership roles? How can we prepare and encourage the next generation of female leaders? The Hauenstein Center has partnered with the National Governors Association to hold a historical, first-time-ever gathering of U.S. Women Governors and other scholars and leaders to discuss leadership issues and gender.

Conference events included the following: Governors Christine Todd Whitman and Janet Napolitano as they participated in a Common Ground Conversation; Governors GranholmKuninRobertsBlanco, Perdue and others  participated as speakers and panelists; author Deborah Rhode discussed her new book, Women, and Leadership; and esteemed local leaders from our own community discussed their experiences and work as leaders and women.

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