‘When Women Lead: Unapologetically Taking Up Space’ March 27

On Monday, March 27, the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, the Peabody Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Vanderbilt Divinity School will host a panel discussion about women’s leadership. Titled “When Women Lead: Unapologetically Taking Up Space,” the lunchtime event will feature several prominent leaders as panelists, including retired Navy Capt. Barbara Bell; C. Cybele Raver, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs; Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting, vice provost of arts and libraries; and Emilie M. Townes, dean of the Vanderbilt Divinity School.  

The panel, which will be at noon in the Reading Room of the Divinity School, will be moderated by Cara Tuttle, who serves as director of the Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response. Tuttle’s recent book, Drowning in Timidity: Women, Politeness, and the Power of Assertive Living, addresses the need for assertiveness in personal and professional contexts.  

The panel discussion will explore the traits that help women to succeed and the ones that can hold them back, focusing on ways that women are expected to behave if they are to advance in their careers. The panel is the final installment of this year’s Women in the Academy series. Lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis; registration is open here.