Leading Women@Tech

“Many staff women feel isolated at Georgia Tech, and they are seeking more career advancement and collaboration opportunities. I look forward to learning, sharing, giving, supporting, and growing in this program.”

—Amy Henry, Executive Director of the Office of International Education

 
Overview

One of the major findings from Georgia Tech’s Climate Assessment Survey in 2012 was an expressed desire for targeted professional development opportunities for staff women. This desire was echoed in the president’s discussion groups on inclusiveness and gender equity.

Led by Pearl Alexander, executive director of Staff Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement, the Leading Women@Tech program was launched to engage senior and emerging women leaders at the Institute.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Building Community – Creates empowerment opportunities for women leaders and builds a community of women who will advance a culture of inclusive excellence at Georgia Tech.
  • Supporting Career Development – Strengthens leadership ability, enhances personal and professional growth, and supports participants’ overall career development.
Program Activities
  • Monthly program activities include skill building in the areas of efficacy, mentoring, negotiations, collaborations, multiple role management, and mindful leadership (mind-body approaches to leadership and work).
  • The program also includes an optional coaching component that will deepen individual learning and empower participants to act on their career and life goals.

To view the Leading Women@Tech participants and sessions, visit diversity.gatech.edu/leadingwomenattech

Twenty-six staff women participated in the second cohort of the Leading Women@Tech program.