The Michigan ACE Women’s Network, Wayne State University and Wayne County Community College District joined forces to host the ACE Regional Women’s Leadership Forum in Detroit April 13-15.
The Forum as an opportunity for mid-level women leaders to hone their skills on important topics, forge strong networking relationships, and develop a solid game plan for advancing and transitioning into more senior positions.
Key sessions focused on meaningful topics such as financial management, crisis management, student success, cultural diversity, and the power of authentic leadership. Women presidents from Michigan institutions — Rose Bellanca, Washtenaw Community College; Christine Hammond, Mid Michigan Community College; and Patricia (Patty) Kaufman, Baker College of Clinton Township — participated on a panel appropriately titled “Lessons from the Lives of Women Presidents.”
Kim Bobby, director of the ACE Inclusive Excellence Group, provided an update on “The Demographics of the Higher Education Leadership Pipeline and Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership.” Also participating in events were the two co-hosting CEOs, President M. Roy Wilson, Wayne State University, and Chancellor Curtis L. Ivery, Wayne County Community College; in addition to Lynn Gangone, ACE Vice President of Leadership; and Lynette Findley, MI- ACE Network’s State Chair.
The MI-ACE Network provided four scholarships for women from member institutions to attend. For further information about other professional development opportunities, watch this page.
Photos from the Detroit event are below: