Women’s History Month: Explore, Reflect And Move Forward with Multiple Events

Educational events are planned during Women’s History Month, as Stetson commemorates how women have, and continue to, make a difference. 

Here is a sampling of those events. 

Activist, Scholar Loretta Ross To Present at Stetson Stewart Lecture, March 18-19

Journey to the C-Suite

Thursday, March 14, 10-11 a.m.

Presented by then ACE Women’s Network of Florida, the virtual workshop features three search consultants from top search firms who will share their keen insights, strategies and tips for preparing for the executive search process. Key topics will include CV/resume preparation, navigating the search process, interview preparation, and more. Registration closes at noon on March 13.

This complementary workshop is for those already serving in department chair, center director or assistant/associate positions at the dean/vice provost/vice president levels and in dean, provost and vice president roles. 

The active registration link is here. Questions? Reach out to Lisa Jones, State Leader, ACE Women’s Network Florida, [email protected]

Supporting Creative Industries Entrepreneurship: Managerial Studies on Social Impact

Friday, March 15, 1-2 p.m. 

Lynn Business Center, Room 213 Boardroom

This event is sponsored by the Joseph C. Prince Entrepreneurship Program. In this presentation, Antigoni Papadimitriou, PhD, from Lehigh University will draw on her latest work researching women entrepreneurs in creative industries (CIs), a group often underrepresented in entrepreneurship research, policy and practice. Papadimitriou’s research aims to understand what type of “businesslike” skills and support women entrepreneurs in Maryland’s CIs need to be more successful as entrepreneurs. This study was designed to surface women entrepreneurs’ firsthand experiences, propose interventions to support women entrepreneurs in CIs and suggest policy change for ecosystem development (social impact).

In addition, Papadimitriou will consider the key challenges in designing and implementing research projects focused on CIs entrepreneurs. Finally, she will introduce her new project, “Strengthening the Lehigh Valley as a Hub for Creative Entrepreneurs,” which is being conducted at Lehigh University with undergraduate students.

Seating is limited so please RSVP to [email protected].

Women’s History Month Lunch & Learn Celebration 

Wednesday, March 20

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Faculty/Staff Lounge, CUB, Stetson University

This event is presented by the Stetson’s ACE Women’s Network of Florida Chapter. Meet outside the CUB at the Commons by the Coffee Shop to pick up your lunch ticket, courtesy of the Office of Faculty Engagement. Then join the main event in the Faculty/Staff Lounge for a session filled with engaging discussions and activities. Feel free to come in late or step out early as needed. The ACE Women’s Network of Florida is dedicated to elevating women to their highest potential. At this event, reflect on Women’s History Month with meaningful action and dialogue. Network with faculty and staff passionate about advancing gender equity. Get motivated by our collective strength and commitment to making a difference.

This event is more than just a gathering; it’s a step toward creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for women in academia and leadership. 

RSVP to Meg Young, PhD, at [email protected].

2024 ACE Women’s Network of Florida (ACEWNFL) State Conference

Friday, April 26

University of South Florida

This event is in April, but the ACE Women’s Network of Florida is offering mini-grants in March for women to attend the state conference. The conference is an opportunity for leadership growth and networking that transcends the ordinary. This event promises an enriching day filled with leadership development activities alongside esteemed peers across Florida. This year, the conference will be hosted at the University of South Florida in Tampa, offering all attendees a backdrop of innovation and collaboration.

Mini-grant opportunity: Mini-grants are being offered to support participation in this transformative event. These grants are designed to alleviate the logistical and financial barriers preventing eager participants from attending.

To encourage sustainable travel practices and camaraderie among participants, mini-grants are being prioritized for attendees who volunteer as drivers in a carpool arrangement to the conference. Recipients of the mini-grant will be notified of their award and automatically registered for the conference. The grant covers a Stetson mileage reimbursement for the distance traveled between Stetson and USF, in addition to a $25 registration fee. 

Interested participants must complete the brief application form below by the specified deadline. Your engagement and enthusiasm for this event significantly contribute to the vibrancy of our Stetson community’s presence at the conference.

Important dates: The last day to submit a mini-grant application is April 17. The mini-grant form is here.

Register here if you wish to self-pay. Questions? Contact Meg Young, PhD, at [email protected].