The Women’s Leadership & Mentorship Program has had a great start to the 2015-2016 year! We welcomed a new class of freshman cohort members, peer mentors and faculty/staff mentors at our orientation program on August 16th. Our total roster now includes 92 students and 43 faculty and staff mentors representing schools and departments across campus.
Orientation also featured an engaging panel discussion, “Women & Work-Life Balance.” Our distinguished panelists included: Sarah Burns (Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.); Erin Isler (PNC Debt Capital Markets); Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew (University Hospitals of Cleveland and RMU Trustee); Tory Parrish (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review); Monda Williams (Allegheny County Department of Human Services).
To continue this discussion and offer more tips, panelist Monda Williams shared her book recommendations:
“Emotional Intelligence 2.0,” by Travis BradBerry & Jean Greaves
“Strengths Finder 2.0,” by Tom Rath
“Play to Your Strengths: Stacking the Deck to Achieve Spectacular Results for Yourself and Others,” by Andrea Sigetich & Carol Leavitt, MBA
“Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are,” by Brene’ Brown, Ph.D, LMSW
“The Power of NOW: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment,” by Eckhart Tolle
“Change Your Thinking Change Your Life,” by Brian Tracy
“Time To Think, Listening to Ignite the Human Mind,” by Nancy Kline
“18 Minutes, Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done,” by Peter Bregman
After lunch, the Rolling Cones ice cream truck stopped by to to relieve us on a very hot summer day.
We’d also like to thank President David Jamison who joined us to give opening remarks and hang out in our photo booth!
Visit our Flickr album for more photos from Orientation.