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Women's & Gender Studies Summer Colloquium 2013: W&GSC

W&GS Colloquium

Exploring Pathways to Women's Leadership

Take Me To the Leaders: 
Exploring Pathways to Women’s Leadership

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
(8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration and Coffee)
Friday, June 14, 2013

PK2059, Paul Peck Academic and Innovation Building
Germantown Campus, 20200 Observation Drive
Germantown, MD  20876

What is meant by women's leadership, and what are ways that women lead? By what pathways and through what means do women become leaders? How can we, as educators, colleagues, individuals and citizens – both men and women -- promote and encourage women as leaders, and why should we?

This one-day colloquium on the Germantown campus is open to all and will explore these and related questions, through workshops, panel discussions, and presentations by administrators, faculty, staff and students.

Keynote Speaker: New York Times journalist Rachel Swarns, author of
American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama

Afternoon Guest Panel of Montgomery College women leaders, facilitated by Interim Humanities Dean Joan Naake, Germantown. Panelists include Debra Bright, Sara Ducey, Del Hornbuckle, Rita Kranidis, Margaret Latimer, Lucy Laufe, and Tammy Peery.

Working lunch with representatives from theme-related organizations and agencies.

Materials and an online bibliography will be provided. Light lunch will be served, with a book sale and signing by Rachel Swarns.

Faculty/staff registration on the PDS site at
Professional Development and Diversity Training Certificates available.

Student registration by contacting Prof. Heather Satrom at

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning
Paul Peck Humanities Institute
Collegewide Honors Program
Collegewide Women's and Gender Studies Program

Questions, call Prof. Genevieve Carminati at 240-567-7446, or e-mail

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