Women as Leaders Roundtable Slated for Thursday, November 21 in Stroud Hall

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Five female panelists will take part in a “Women as Leaders” roundtable on Thursday, November 21, at 7 p.m. in East Stroudsburg University’s Stroud Hall with the goal of allowing students the opportunity to interact with highly accomplished women who will provide their approaches to leadership and discuss any perceived barriers they face as female politicians and public figures.

The panel includes ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D.; Dr. Ginamarie Foglia, director of clinical development for the vaccine company Sanofi Pasteur Inc. in Swiftwater; State Rep. Rosemary Brown; Linda Diffley, vice president and general manager of Patterson-Kelley, Division of Harsco Industrial; and Suzanne McCool, Monroe County commissioner.

Kimberly S. Adams, Ph.D., ESU associate professor of political science, will moderate the roundtable. She will pose questions to the panel regarding leadership and management styles and will also ask them whether their management techniques are discernible from those of their male counterparts. In addition, panelists will discuss if the media coverage given to them is biased compared to men in comparable fields.

The majority of the session will be dedicated to those in attendance posing questions to the panelists, Adams said.

The roundtable, expected to last about 90 minutes in room 117 of Stroud Hall, is open to the ESU community and the general public at no cost. For more information, contact Adams at 570-422-3924 or email her at ksadams@esu.edu.