Walden University Holds Speaker Series to Celebrate Women's History Month

Faculty members highlight remarkable female leaders who inspired them to be agents of change
Feb 29, 2012 7:20 PM ET

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 29, 2012 /3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Women's History Month, Walden University will hold an online speaker series to commemorate the achievements of women—past and present—who have transformed the world with their vision and courage. Every Wednesday evening in March, Walden faculty members will share remarkable stories and accomplishments of women leaders who have advanced their professions and inspired them personally to do the same.

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"This speaker series is part of a proud tradition at Walden of promoting the power of positive social change," said Dr. Cynthia Baum, president of Walden University. "By recognizing exceptional female leaders, we hope to inspire a new generation of women to acquire the skills and knowledge to make an impact on future generations in communities around the world."

Congress first passed a resolution 25 years ago to dedicate the month of March to celebrating the unique contributions of women in history. The webinars will continue that tradition and feature the following Walden faculty and inspiring female leaders:

Wednesday, March 7, 7–8 p.m. Eastern time

  • Dr. Annie Shibata, School of Management, discusses Susan B. Anthony
  • Dr. Vanda Marques, School of Management, discusses Meg Whitman
  • Dr. Lulu Williamson, College of Undergraduate Studies, discusses bell hooks

Wednesday, March 14, 7–8 p.m. Eastern time

  • Dr. Andrea Lindell, School of Nursing, discusses Dr. Loretta Ford
  • Dr. Regina Galer-Unti, School of Health Sciences, discusses Dr. Dorothy Nyswander
  • Margaret Skelton, School of Health Sciences, discusses Abbey Meyers

Wednesday, March 21, 7–8 p.m. Eastern time

  • Dr. Nina Nabors, School of Psychology, discusses Dr. Beverly Greene
  • Dr. Tiffany Rush-Wilson, School of Counseling and Social Service, discusses Dr. Becky Thompson
  • Dr. Ivonne Chirino-Klevans, Center for International Programs, discusses Dr. Darla Deardorff

Wednesday, March 28, 7–8 p.m. Eastern time

  • Dr. Suzanne James, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, discusses Sister Anne Joachim Moore
  • Dr. Christine Jax, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, discusses Vivian Gussin Paley
  • Dr. Anne Hacker, School of Public Policy and Administration, discusses Mary Parker Follett

Registered participants are encouraged to submit questions throughout the webinar, which may be answered during the last 15 minutes following the moderated panel discussion.

To register for a webinar and learn more about participating Walden faculty members, visit www.WaldenU.edu/celebratingwomen.

About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 48,500 students from all 50 states and more than 140 countries are pursuing their bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 55 campus-based and online universities in 28 countries.

Walden offers more than 65 degree programs with more than 330 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.

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