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Monday, April 10 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Women in Leadership: Are we there yet?

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This session will open up an important conversation about women in leadership. A large body of peer reviewed research continuously finds that high-achieving women experience social backlash because their very success. Specifically the behaviours that created that success violates our expectations about how women are supposed to behave. This session will focus on how senior leaders must navigate the multiple responsibilities and constituencies of their roles. We will identify the unique leadership challenges and opportunities facing women in education today and come to understand when and how gender plays a role in both organizational and personal advancement.

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Shelley Magnusson

Executive Staff Officer, Government, Alberta Teachers' Association
Shelley Magnusson has been a staff officer in communications with the Alberta Teachers’ Association since January 2012. Prior to joining the Association, Shelley worked with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geo-Scientists of Alberta as director of Education Outreach, and before that she was the Program Manager for literacy with Alberta Education. A longtime advocate for women’s rights, Shelley is a former board member... Read More →

Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Champlain Room