Deepa Purushothaman

Deepa Purushothaman

U.S. Board Member, Avasara Leadership Institute
WAPPP Leader in Practice

Deepa Purushothaman (Per-SHOTH-a-man) is a writer and speaker who recently cofounded NFormation, a company for women of color by women of color which...

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Rachael Goodwin

Rachael Goodwin

Ph.D. Candidate in Management at the University of Utah
WAPPP Fellow


Rachael Dailey Goodwin is a Ph.D. Candidate in Management at the University of Utah. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., she was a visiting...

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2020 Mar 12

Understanding Gender and Leadership: How Do Characteristics of Women’s Social Networks Shape Leadership at Work?

11:45am to 1:00pm


Hosted Online

Tracy L. Dumas, Associate Professor, Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

In this study we explore the relationship between gender and leadership by examining characteristics of men’s and women’s social networks and how these characteristics shape the individual’s ability to demonstrate leadership behaviors in the workplace. Although existing research suggests that women may have unique strengths when it comes to leadership, these...

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Leonora Risse

Leonora Risse

Lecturer in Economics, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University, Australia
WAPPP Fellow

Leonora’s is an applied economist whose research explores the mechanisms that give rise to gender differentials in the workplace. She focuses on the way that personality traits, attitudes and adherence to societal norms can explain gender gaps in workforce outcomes and opportunities, and how this knowledge can be effectively communicated to businesses to activate change.

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2019 May 07

How Women Saved Rwanda

6:00pm to 8:00pm


Johm F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum

Twenty-five years ago, the African nation of Rwanda was ripped apart by a genocide that left nearly a million dead. The untold story is that when the bloodshed ended, women not only buried the dead and cared for orphaned children, they drove a recovery that laid a foundation for their current political and economic power. Join our conversation with the visionary pioneers who carved out unlikely new roles for themselves, creating stability and reconciliation in genocide’s wake. Moderated by Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Founder of the Women and Public Policy Program...

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2019 Apr 23

Women, Peace & Power

6:00pm to 8:00pm


Wexner Building, Room 436

Between 1990 and 2017, 92% of peace negotiators were men. Women, Peace & Power follows the stories of female activists, politicians, and ordinary citizens in Afghanistan, Liberia, and Northern Ireland as they try to influence peace talks against all odds. 

While some of these peacebuilders use sit-ins and mass rallies to push for change, others win elections to negotiate at the peace table. All face challenges to their authority and legitimacy as they attempt to steer their countries away from war.

A panel discussion will follow the...

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