Women and Leadership

The Women and Leadership Member Community advances women in leadership by bringing together researchers, coaches, educators, practitioners and students interested in generating resources, disseminating research, and fostering the development of women leaders.

Priorities & Projects

  • Organizing the 4th ILA Women and Leadership conference 16-19 June 2019 at the beautiful 1440 Multiversity, near Santa Cruz, California
  • Enhancing the status of women and leadership worldwide by providing a forum for networking, exchanging ideas, and mentoring
  • Fostering international collaborations and building global partnerships to nurture conversations about women and leadership
  • Aligning our collective interests as change-makers to generate solutions for increasing equality in power and decision-making
  • Collaborating with all stakeholders committed to addressing barriers and helping girls and young women become leaders
  • Expanding leadership education and development opportunities while acknowledging, respecting, and addressing the roles-within-roles of all women
  • Facilitating a paradigm shift that advances women in leadership by modeling connectedness, inclusivity, and authenticity
  • Contributing to the body of leadership scholarship and leadership development by advancing rigorous research, identifying best practices, and partnering with publishers
  • Shaping the programming about women & leadership at the global conference and holding the 10th Annual Women and Leadership Affinity Group Luncheon
  • Recruiting members of our Committees (Communications & Media; Membership & Awards; International Outreach; Research & Practice; Conferences & Programming)

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Contact the Community Leaders

Community Leaders

Denise Thomson Chrys Egan Joanne Barnes

Denise Thomson,

Executive Coach / Consultant, DeWitt-Thomson LLC

Chrys Egan,

Professor of Communication & Co-Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Salisbury University

Joanne Barnes,

Dean of the Graduate School & Professor, Department of Leadership Studies, Indiana Wesleyan University

Executive Leadership Team

Ann Berghout-Austin, Utah State University

Carol Clyde-Gallagher, Cottey College

Lynne Devnew, University of Phoenix

Wendy Fox-Kirk, Weber State University

Rita Gardiner, Western University

Liza Howe-Walsh, University of Portsmouth

Cindy Pace, MetLife

Dionne Rosser-Mims, Troy University

Heather Scott, Kennesaw State University

Melissa Sledge, Northcentral University

Randal Thompson, Dream Connect Global

Susan Madsen (Emerita), Utah Valley University

Faith Ngunjiri (Emerita), Concordia College

Karen Longman (Emerita), Azusa Pacific University

Melissa Mahan (Emerita), Texas A&M Univ. - San Antonio

Sherylle Tan (Emerita), Claremont McKenna College

Lisa DeFrank-Cole (Emerita), West Virginia University

S. Lynn Shollen (Emerita), Christopher Newport University

Sample Resources


Leadership Perspectives Webinars

Links to the past conferences