Dr. Jodi Vandenberg-Daves is Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UW-La Crosse, as well as consultant, coach, and frequent speaker in the community. Her work encompasses more than twenty-five years of experience in higher education, non-profit leadership, authorship, teaching, and mentoring. In her work with organizations, Jodi brings research-based and real-world applicable strategies to advance diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice. She also works as a coach with women of diverse backgrounds and identities, who want to grow their capacity to lead through their authentic values, and meet their career goals.
Dr. Vandenberg-Daves spent three years of service as the Executive Director, Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council (2015-2018), where she provided leadership for the Council’s efforts to create diverse and inclusive workplaces and communities. She is the author of two history books, including Modern Motherhood: An American History (Rutgers University Press, 2014), numerous research and popular articles on intersectional gender issues, and a book of poems. She is currently working on a book about women thriving at work through bringing their values to the workplace.
Will focus on empowering diverse women in the workplace.
After a brief overview of the kinds of obstacles that impede women’s leadership development, we will demystify “leadership,” and explore ways to empower women so that they can expand the platforms they occupy in the workplaces in authentic ways, and contribute more of their voices and their talents. Special attention will be paid to empowering women to bring the values of inclusiveness and belonging to workplaces. Women’s empowerment as workplace leaders has the potential to benefit everyone, and everyone, regardless of gender, has a role to play.
Participants will leave the presentation with a better understanding of: common obstacles women face in leadership development, strengths of diverse women leaders, leadership as a skill set, tools for expanding leadership capacity, and strategies for being allies to women emerging and established leaders.
We look forward to have you join us at this virtual event.
Arlette Rodriguez-Miller, GLADC Executive Director