Office of Faculty Affairs and Development


    6th Annual - UI Health Sciences and Engineering
    Women Faculty Development Conference:
    Leading in Academia

       Friday, February 28th 2014 - An All Day Event
    Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Coralville Iowa 




    Special Guests Include– 

    Diana Bilimoria, PhD

    • Internationally recognized for her leadership, research and service
    • Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on three ADVANCE grants from the National Science Foundation to advance women faculty in science and engineering 

    University of Iowa Women Deans:

    •  Gail Agrawal, JD, Law
    •  Susan J. Curry, PhD, Public Health
    •  Rita Ann Frantz, PhD, Nursing
    •  Sarah Gardial, PhD, Business
    •  Debra Schwinn, MD, Medicine


    Highlights of our conference day include:

    • Dr. Bilimoria will address leadership in the 21st century, key leadership competencies and the strengths women bring as leaders.
    • After lunch, our women Dean’s will share their paths and thoughts on leadership.
    • A Leadership Book Club facilitated by Amy Colbert, College of Business, will offer a unique experience to become better acquainted with the literature on leadership.

    We will end our day by enjoying a networking opportunity over wine and cheese.


    Conference fee is $50.00.  If source of payment is unknown, go ahead and register. We will follow-up with you later about payment.

    Conference Sponsors 

    Sponsors of the Conference are: Colleges of Dentistry, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health. 


    With questions or assistance, contact Jane Holland at (319) 335-9103.