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April Speaker Hope Schmids: Workplace Gender Equality

  • The Hamilton Club 106 East Orange St Lancaster, PA 17602 (map)

Our April speaker is Hope Schmids, the Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Millersville University. 

As Director of Continuing Education & Workforce Development at Millersville University, Hope Schmids promotes, leads and manages all aspects of day-to-day operations associated with noncredit programs including The Corporate University, Certified Public Manager Program and The Nonprofit Resource Network.

She builds relationships with local workforce and economic development entities as well as area nonprofit organizations and develops new initiatives aligned with Millersville University’s Strategic Plan and the needs of the community.

Hope serves on the Finance and Development Executive Leadership Team of the Lancaster City Alliance and is a Team Co-Leader with the Economic Development Company of Lancaster’s Boroughs Initiative.

She will be giving a presentation entitled: Leaning & Leveraging: Approaching Gender Equity in the Workplace.

Six years have passed since the publication of Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead sparked much-needed discussion about women’s presence in leadership roles in government and industry.

Since then, women have achieved many “firsts” but we are barely moving the needle on issues such as income equality and representation in leadership positions. Let’s advance the conversation by revisiting some of the assertions Sheryl Sandberg made in her #1 National Best Seller, such as:

  • How important is a coalition of support in developing female leaders?

  • Should we rethink the role of mentors?

  • How does connecting with women’s untapped ambitions and leadership potential benefit an organization? Conversely, does it present organizational challenges? 

Registration is due in advance by Monday, April 1st and can be done online.

We hope to see you there!