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Women's Leadership Institute

Schedule of Events

University of South Carolina via Blackboard Collaborate.                                                                                May 4th & May 5th, 2021

We’re pleased to offer this year’s virtual Women’s Leadership Institute through Blackboard Collaborate—we have some wonderful speakers and topics this year! You’ll find a pdf of the WLI agenda below with a link to each presentation. The pdf will open in a new window and you’ll be able to join any presentation by clicking on the hyperlinked session title. To visit another session, please return to the PDF and click the next session title link. We also recommend that you use Google Chrome as your internet browser for the best technology experience and test your connection well in advance. We look forward to seeing you online!

May 4-5 Agenda with Session Links [pdf]


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.    

Dr. Amy Diehl is an information technology leader and gender bias expert who currently serves as Chief Information Officer at Wilson College.

Dr. Diehl consults on workplace gender bias and has served as an expert witness for gender discrimination & retaliation lawsuits. She is also a frequent speaker at international, national, and regional conferences.

She has a PhD in administration and leadership from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

She was named to the 2020 EdTech Dean's List of Higher Ed IT Influencers Worth a Follow. She was also 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 Quarterly, Journal of Leadership Studies, Gender in Management: An International Journal, and Advancing Women in Leadership. She’s also contributed chapters to Women and Leadership in Higher Education and the Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership. Her work has also appeared in Fast Company and University Business Magazine.

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