Women and Leadership
Institute for Social Innovation Fellow, Fielding Graduate University
Reader in International Human Resource Management, University of Portsmouth
Professor of Communication & Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, Salisbury University
Executive Leadership Team and Volunteers
ILA Global Conference Committee 2021
Liza Howe-Walsh, Stream Co-Chair Senior European Advisor
Mary Angela Baker, Stream Co-Chair (non-elected volunteer)
Isabell Camillo, Stream Co-Chair (Non-elected volunteer)
Communications and Media Committee
Isabell Camillo, Chair (non-elected volunteer)
Amanda Wickramasinghe (non-elected volunteer)
Victoria Pagan, Co-Chair
Pat Clary (non-elected volunteer)
Membership and Awards Committee
Carol Clyde Gallagher, Chair
Mary Angela Baker, Co-Chair (non-elected volunteer)
Ann Berghout Austin
Research & Practice Committee
Rita Gardiner, Chair
Marlene Janzen Le Ber (non-elected volunteer)
International Outreach Committee
Adrienne Castellon, Chair
Liza Howe-Walsh, Co-Chair
Karen Perham-Lippman (non-elected volunteer)
Dionne Michelle Rosser-Mims
Isabell Camillo (non-elected volunteer)
Amanda Wickramainghe (non-elected volunteer)
W&L Topical Conference Team
For June 2021 Colloquium:
Marlene Janzen Le Ber, Co-Chair (non-elected volunteer)
Rita Gardiner, Co-Chair
For 2022 W&L Conference
The Women and Leadership Member Community advances women in leadership by bringing together researchers, coaches, educators, practitioners and students interested in generating resources, disseminating research, and fostering the development of women leaders.
We are global community of leadership researchers, developers, master artists, and practitioners passionate about aesthetics, arts, culture, creativity, design, equity, imagination, and innovation in leadership. We are committed to cutting edge research, practice, and leadership development methods to bring about the best leaders for the future.
Priorities and Projects
- Organizing the ILA Women and Leadership conference
- Enhancing the status of women and leadership worldwide by providing a forum for networking, exchanging ideas, and mentoring
- Fostering international collaborations and building global partnerships to nurture conversations about women and leadership
- Aligning our collective interests as change-makers to generate solutions for increasing equality in power and decision-making
- Collaborating with all stakeholders committed to addressing barriers and helping girls and young women become leaders
- Expanding leadership education and development opportunities while acknowledging, respecting, and addressing the roles-within-roles of all women
- Facilitating a paradigm shift that advances women in leadership by modeling connectedness, inclusivity, and authenticity
- Contributing to the body of leadership scholarship and leadership development by advancing rigorous research, identifying best practices, and partnering with publishers
- Shaping the programming about women & leadership at the global conference and holding the 10th Annual Women and Leadership Affinity Group Luncheon
- Recruiting members of our Committees (Communications & Media; Membership & Awards; International Outreach; Research & Practice; Conferences & Programming)
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Sample Women and Leadership Resources
So, You Want to Get Published? Tips from the Editor of Gender in Management: An International Journal
With Adelina Broadbridge, Marlene Janzen Le Ber, and Rita Gardiner (Moderator)
With Lisa DeFrank-Cole, Sherylle J. Tan, and Dionne Rosser-Mims (Moderator)
With Carolyn J. Stefanco (moderator), Christina Cutlip, Liz Morse, and Brad A. Sloan. Presented by the ILA, TIAA, and Baret Leadership Consultancy.
The striking image of a maskless Donald Trump standing defiantly on the White House balcony on his return from hospital exemplifies the so-called “strong leadership” associated with men and masculinity. Why is the notion of the male strong leader still so influential and persistent?
As we deal with the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on women, minorities and the poor, much has been written about the effectiveness of the leadership traits exhibited by women. What has been different in women’s leadership?
What are the lessons we can learn from New Zealand’s remarkable success in responding to COVID-19? This cogent analysis points to their clarity of purpose in minimizing harm to lives and livelihoods and three key leadership practices – being led by expertise, mobilizing collective effort, and enabling coping.
Leadership and Power in International Development: Navigating the Intersections of Gender, Culture, Context, and Sustainability
Editors: Randal Joy Thompson and Julia Storberg-Walker
Editors: Lynne E. Devnew, Marlene Janzen Le Ber, Mariateresa Torchia, Ronald J. Burke
Editors: Julia Storberg-Walker and Paige Haber-Curran
ILA’s Advancing Research In Women And Leadership Academic Colloquium: From Intent To Action took place 3-5 June 2021.
Building Solutions, Harmony and the Greater Good
Advancing Women in Leadership: Cultivating Our Whole Selves
Advancing Women in Leadership: Waves of Possibilities
Building, Bridging, and Blazing Pathways