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Women's Leadership Institute

Schedule of Events

April 28, 2021
University of South Carolina, Russell House


Our General Session speakers will be Carrie A. Boan, "The Brain Diva" and Dr. Amy Diehl.


Carrie A. Boan positions executives and entrepreneurs with powerful tools for focus, anxiety and mental clarity, which will position them to master their mind and conquer their lives.  From large corporate organizations to niche business groups, her variety of talks resonate with audiences looking to develop effective communication, seamless teamwork, influential leadership skills, and respected client relationships. 

Teaching her exclusive master programs, attendees leave confident in their ability to control thoughts, words and actions for building leadership skills, destroying limiting beliefs and implementing positive habits.  You will learn these leading-edge NeuroLife strategies to stay ahead of the competition.    Additional information on Carrie A. Boan can be found here.

Dr. Amy Diehl is a higher ed leader currently serving as Associate Vice President and Chief Information Technology Officer at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, USA, responsible for university technology services, institutional research and assessment. She has a PhD in administration and leadership from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her doctoral dissertation focused on how women leaders in higher education make meaning of adversity. She’s a frequent speaker at international, national, and regional conferences on challenges women leaders experience. She also guest lectures and consults on unconscious gender bias, helping individuals and organizations learn how to identify and eliminate such bias.

She was named a 2019 Central Penn Business Journal Woman of Influence and received the 2016 Women and Leadership Affinity Group Outstanding Scholarship for Emerging Scholars Award from the International Leadership Association. Her research has been published in academic journals: Human Resource Development QuarterlyJournal of Leadership Studies, Gender in Management: An International Journaland Advancing Women in Leadership. She’s also contributed chapters to Women and Leadership in Higher Education, the first volume in the International Leadership Association’s Women and Leadership book series and the Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership, Edward Elgar Publishing.


Time Event Location
8:15 - 8:45 a.m. Registration, Light Breakfast and Networking Russell House Ballroom
9:00-9:30 a.m.


Russell House Ballroom
9:30- 10:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker - Carrie A. Boan Russell House Ballroom
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Session 1 Various
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Russell House Ballroom
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. General Session - Amy Diehl Russell House Ballroom
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Session 2 Various
3:00 - 4:00 pm Concurrent Session 3 Various
4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Wrap-Up, Door Prizes and Networking Russell House Ballroom


What to Bring:

  • Your nametag
  • A jacket or sweater, sometimes the ballroom can get chilly
  • Money for parking
  • Water Bottle or a soda of your choice
  • Change for snacks
  • Donations for Homeless No More and/or professional clothes to donate.


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