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.
Thank you to our alumni sponsors!
Laura Bishop, Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Thursday, October 3, 8:30-9:30 am, 335 Borlaug Hall
Jessica Stalbaum, Program Manager, Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator
Thursday, November 7, 8:30-9:30 am, 335 Borlaug Hall
Kathryn VandenBosch, Dean and Director, UW Madison
Friday, November 22, 8:30-9:30 am, 335 Borlaug Hall
Join us at 8:00 a.m. for networking and light refreshments prior to each seminar.
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. Facilitated mentoring circles enable participants to have more in-depth discussions on topics that are of particular interest and need to each group, and to respond to those needs in creative ways. Circles are formed each academic year with others at similar career stages: graduate students, post-docs, staff, faculty.
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.
The Fall 2019 workshop titled "Emotional intelligence: A pathway to self-understanding and improved leadership" is scheduled for December 11, 2019.
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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
Krishona Martinson, Professor, Animal Science
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 Horticulture
Becca Hall, Graduate Student, Plant Pathology
Angelique Dahlberg, PhD Student in Conservation Sciences