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Women and Leadership: Why It Matters

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leadership Podcast. Episode 168 - Dr. Lisa DeFrank-Cole & Dr. Sheryle Tan - Women and Leadership: Why It MattersListen Now. The Official Podcast of the International Leadership Association

with Drs. Sherylle J. Tan and Lisa DeFrank-Cole 


ILA Members Sherylle J. Tan and Lisa DeFrank-Cole discuss their work on women and leadership including their contribution to the textbook Discovering Leadership and their new edited book A Research Agenda for Gender and Leadership. Tan and DeFrank-Cole were recently honored with the ILA Women & Leadership award for Outstanding Scholarship for Established Scholars.

About Guests

Dr. Lisa DeFrank-Cole is an author, educator, and leadership coach with more than 25 years of experience working in universities and state government. Lisa works with individuals and groups to support their leadership learning and development through her writing, speaking, and coaching. She serves as professor and director of the West Virginia University Leadership Studies program.  Her books include Women and Leadership: Journey Toward Equity and A Research Agenda for Gender and Leadership (2023).

Dr. Sherylle J. Tan is an applied psychologist, leadership educator and coach, and author with over 20 years of experience in higher education, research, and consulting. At Claremont McKenna College, Sherylle is the Director of Internships and KLI Research with the Kravis Leadership Institute and Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.  Her books include Women and Leadership: Journey Toward Equity and A Research Agenda for Gender and Leadership (2023).

Host Scott J. Allen

Scott Allen

Scott J. Allen, Ph.D., is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to improve their leadership and communication skills. Learn more about Scott here.

About Phronesis

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders offers a smart, fast-paced discussion on all things leadership. Scott and his expert guests cover timely, relevant topics and incorporate practical tips designed to help you make a difference in how you lead and live. Phronesis is the official podcast of the International Leadership Association.

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