Women and Leadership Affinity Group (WLAG)

Who are we?
A community for those focused on advancing women in leadership including researchers, coaches, educators, and practitioners interested in generating resources, disseminating research, and fostering the development of female leaders.

What are our current priorities?
  • Contribute to the body of leadership development work through research.
  • Develop partnerships for increased publication of high-quality research in the ILA supported journals.
  • Provide resources and information for practitioners who design development and coaching programs and services for helping women to move into leadership or to strengthen their leadership ability.
  • Provide a forum for networking, exchange of ideas, and mentoring for scholars and practitioners.
How can ILA members be involved?
The following areas are some of the on-going committees and projects of the WLAG for which Executive Leadership Team members provide leadership:
  • Communications/Media Committee
  • Conference Event Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Research and Assessment Committee
  • Webinar Committee

2017 Community Leaders

S. Lynn Shollen Joanne Barnes Sherylle Tan
S. Lynn Shollen

Associate Professor of Leadership Studies, Christopher Newport Univ.
Joanne Barnes

Dean of the Graduate School & Associate Professor, Department of Leadership Studies, Indiana Wesleyan University
Sherylle Tan
Immed. Past-Chair

Interim Dir. and Dir. of Internship and Research, Kravis Leadership Inst., Claremont McKenna College
Currently, other members of the team are:
  • Lisa DeFrank-Cole, West Virginia Univ.
  • Lynne Devnew, Univ. of Phoenix
  • Chrys Egan, Salisbury Univ.
  • Wendy Fox-Kirk,Weber State Univ.
  • Paige Haber-Curran, Texas State Univ.
  • Cindy Pace, Manhattan College
  • Dionne Rosser-Mims, Troy Univ.
  • Heather Scott, Kennesaw State Univ.
  • Melissa Sledge, Northcentral University
  • Julia Storberg-Walker, George Washington Univ.
  • Denise Thomson, DeWitt-Thomson, LLC

Past Events and Activities
2015: 2nd WLAG Conference - Photos | Program PDF 2014:
2012: 3rd WLAG Networking Luncheon at ILA Denver
2011: 2nd WLAG Networking Luncheon at ILA London 2010: Founding WLAG Networking Luncheon at ILA Boston

How to Affiliate With This Community
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