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The Leadership Matters Lecture and Discussion Series

The Leadership Matters Lecture and Discussion Series invites dialogue and discussion of leadership. Leadership occurs in a variety of contexts: corporate boardrooms, entrepreneurial start-ups, the halls of Congress, religious institutions, classrooms, and organized political resistance on the street. The speaker series invites practicing leaders and leadership scholars to address the campus community and reflect on the challenges of leadership.

In cooperation with the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, the Hess Center for Leadership and Service welcomes two speakers to campus in spring 2013:CJ Pascoe

C.J. Pascoe, PhD

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 • 11:00 – 12:00 • Norton Theatre, Norton Campus Center

Pascoe is a sociologist at Colorado College who studies gender and the construction of masculinity. She is a scholar of considerable importance in the field of gender studies. Her book, Dude, You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School, won the American Education Research Association’s Book of the Year Award in 2007. Her research has been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and she has appeared in the Frontline documentary Growing Up Online as well as on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.


Sara LascheverSara Laschever

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 • 11:00 – 12:00 • Norton Theatre, Norton Campus Center

Laschever is a nationally recognized expert on the challenges women face in negotiating in both their professional and private life. She is the co-author of Women Don’t Ask, which details how social conditioning influences women to refrain from constructive negotiation. Notably, Fortune magazine included Women Don’t Ask in its list of the “the 75 Smartest Books We Know” along with such works as Machiavelli’s The Prince and Smith’s The Wealth of Nations. Laschever has spoken at over 70 institutes of higher education.

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