Friday, September 23, 2016

UT President Gaber to speak at COBI, BGSU Women in Leadership conference

The Bowling Green State University College of Business and The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation are presenting a Women in Leadership conference entitled CREATING AND PURSUING PATHWAYS FOR PROMOTION on Friday, October 21, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Levis Commons, Perrysburg.

The first session will feature BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D., and University of Toledo President Sharon Gaber, Ph.D., share opportunities and obstacles faced throughout their career journeys. Christine Brennan, USA Today, will serve as moderator.

UT President Dr. Sharon Gaber
Dr. Sharon L. Gaber began her tenure as the 17th president of The University of Toledo in July 2015. A city and regional planning expert, Gaber came to the UT presidency following six years as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas.

At UT, President Gaber is focused on elevating the national stature of one of the country’s most comprehensive institutions of higher education through increases in externally funded research, student enrollment and graduation rates, philanthropic support, and the recruitment of leading academic and clinical faculty.

Dr. Mazey became the 11th president of Bowling Green State University in 2011. Prior to assuming the presidency, she served as Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Auburn University, as Dean of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University, and as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University. She had an Intergovernmental Personnel Assignment and served as Director of the Office of University Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The keynote presentation, “The Politics of Promotion:  How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead,” by Bonnie Marcus, certified executive coach, speaker, writer, self-promotion expert and author of "The Politics of Promotion:  How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead"

Additional presenters include:

Christine Brennan, USA Today writer and author of several books, including The Best Seat in the House.

Andrew Faas, speaker and author of The Bully’s Trap.

Sam Horn, The Intrigue Expert and author of numerous books including "Got Your Attention?  How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone"

Panel of female business leaders from the region will share how they forged paths within their organizations and how their organizations created and supported pathways for women. Moderated by Christine Seiler, BGSU College of Business faculty member.

Dana Ullom-Vucelich, chief human resources and ethics officer, Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services

Sheri Caldwell, human resource director, The Grain Group, The Andersons

Meg Ressner, principal, Meg Ressner and Associates, LLC

Paula Russell, vice president of human resources, Composite Solutions Business, Owens Corning

More information about the conference can be found at women's leadership conference 

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