Mitzi M. Montoya, dean of The University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management, will participate in a virtual panel discussion presented by the Oregon State University College of Business. The discussion, Leading During COVID-19: Supporting Women in Higher Education, takes place on Sept. 1, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. MDT via Zoom.

The panel will bring together women leaders in higher education to discuss policies and practices that can support women and families in institutions. Panelists will share personal stories, relevant research findings, and recommendations for ways that other leaders can create equitable and supportive workplaces.

The panelists will explore what fellow leaders can do to:

  • Increase awareness of the impossible choices many working women caregivers face.
  • Reflect on how higher education has and has not prioritized the needs of women caregivers among faculty and staff.
  • ​Strategize concrete recommendations and solutions leaders can implement to support women and families in higher education during this time.

The event will conclude with a call to action, with attendees invited to sign a pledge to promote research-backed policy changes that advance women’s leadership and success in higher education, during COVID and beyond.

Montoya will be joined by three other panelists:

  • Anne Massey, dean, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Harriet Nembhard, dean, College of Engineering, University of Iowa
  • Ipshita Pal, assistant professor, Health and Human Services, St. Johns University

The panel will be moderated by Charlene Alexander, chief diversity officer at Oregon State University, and hosted by Audrey Iffert-Saleem, director of the Center for the Advancement of Women in Leadership at Oregon State University.

To learn more and register, visit: Leading During COVID-19: Supporting Women in Higher Education.