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Annual Business Meeting

  • RDG 301 Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa, 50309 (map)

From “Glass Ceiling” to “Leadership Labyrinth”: Developing the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Women leaders’ advancement in the last half-century has been remarkable in many ways. Women can be found among the heads of state and the presidencies of major universities; they are counted among cabinet officers and Nobel prize winners. So, how should women aspiring to leadership positions proceed? In the field of leadership, the discussion around gender and leadership is moving away from the “glass ceiling” idea and rather articulating the unique challenges of females in leadership roles in terms of a “leadership labyrinth.” Dr. Lindsay Hastings will be giving the keynote presentation on today’s unique challenges associated with females in leadership roles and the power of female friendship in developing the next generation of female leaders. 

*         5:15 Doors Open
*         5:30 Quick BPR overview
*         6:00 Business Meeting
*         7:00 Lindsay Hastings lecture and Q+A

Statewide Outreach:    Streaming will be made available in Sioux City and Cedar Rapids.

Dr. Lindsay Hastings

Dr. Lindsay Hastings serves as the Clifton Professor in Mentoring Research and the Director of Nebraska Human Resources Institute, a leadership development organization at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln that pairs outstanding college student leaders with outstanding K – 12 student leaders in one-to-one leadership mentoring relationships.  Her research interests include generative leadership and social responsibility, examining what factors influence a leader's ability to promote and establish the well-being of future generations.  Hastings' most recent research examined generativity in college student leaders as a result of engaging in a mentoring relationship, which received the 2012 Dr. Ron Joekel Research Award.  

Hastings is a three-time graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a resident of Seward, Nebraska, where she lives with her husband, Matt, and two daughters, Lilly and Anna.”