The Artemisia Leadership Initiative inspires and empowers female scientists and strengthens overall capacity to respond to future challenges in food, agriculture and natural resources by addressing gender-based barriers and improving leadership skills. Our network of students, faculty, staff, alumni and external partners is a catalyst for igniting conversation, sharing tools, building skills, mentoring, and inspiring action that maximizes our workforce and lifts the leadership potential within industry and academia. The initiative is named after Artemisia, an ambitious and powerful leader, botanist, and medical scientist. The genus Artemisia is named after her and contains over 200 species of flowering plants, including sagebrush, a resilient species, which lives and thrives in some of the harshest environments.
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February 28, 2019
Be Who You Are: How to Avoid the Attack of the Body-snatchers
Joana Montenegro, Vice President of Dairy Foods Research and Development for Land O’Lakes
(8:00-9:30 am in Ruttan Hall B45 with light refreshments and networking at 8:00-8:30, seminar 8:30-9:30)
Mentoring circles provide participants with a safe open place to discuss points brought up during the seminar series and beyond. Participants in the mentoring circles receive priority registration for the Artemisia Professional Development Workshops. Mentoring circles are formed for the calendar year and are now closed for 2019. Join the Artemisia Leadership Initiative mailing list to ensure you receive information about signing up for future circles.
This seminal workshop will develop skills and address needs to truly empower and support women in their current and future roles. It is supported by an alumni steering committee comprised of women that have risen to leadership positions who will leverage personal leadership development experiences in business and industry to introduce to women on campus.
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Working Group Members
Candice Hirsch, Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics
Susan Galatowitsch, Professor and Head, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Dawn Seibert, Chief of Staff, CFANS Research and Graduate Programs
Frances Homans, Professor and Head, Department of Applied Economics and Agricultural Education and Communication
Rebecca Swenson, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education & Communication
Marcella Windmuller-Campione, Assistant Professor, Forest Resources
Karen Dewanz, CFANS Chief Financial Officer
Ruth Dill-Macky, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology
Therese Liffrig, Academic Adviser, Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Erin Treiber, Research Associate, Department of Entomology
Becca Hall, Graduate Student, Plant Pathology
Carli Wagner, Graduate Student, Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology