On February 1st, 2014 Yale Women in Leadership Conference, hosted by the Yale Women’s Leadership Initiative, took place at Yale Law School. The conference featured an impressive array of speakers and programming, ranging from a historic review of women at Yale since 1969 to career discernment for woman in finance, law, STEM, education, and the arts.
The F&ES Diversity & Inclusion Office supported over a dozen students to attend the conference to learn how better to address archaic but lingering notions suggesting that women in professional leadership are exceptional and even deviant.
Here is some of what F&ES attendees found encouraging, empowering, and inspiring as they strive for leadership in the environmental field.
- “Cultivating women leaders requires institutional support from the top, a comment made by