Women in Leadership: Taking Action for Gender Equity

2019 marks the sixth year we’ve presented a session at the AZA Annual Conference on women in leadership, each year with a slightly different focus. This year Senior Advisor Kathy Wagner and a panel of women leaders will leave you with specific ideas for both male and female colleagues that you can take home and put into action during their "Women in Leadership: Taking Action for Gender Equity" session on Tuesday, September 10th from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 

Women are making remarkable strides in leadership–in politics, education, the corporate and cultural world, and in AZA zoos and aquariums--but it’s a l-o-n-g path to true gender equity. Sometimes it feels like “one step forward, two back.” We hope we can help change that paradigm with this year’s session. 

Our panel of extraordinary women leaders will provide actionable tactics to advance gender equity and encourage women in leadership based on their experience in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors. We are especially fortunate to have a local NOLA leader and champion for women on our panel this year--The Honorable Helena Moreno, New Orleans City Council Member at Large and former LA State Legislator will join our great AZA leaders  Lisa Peterson, Director, San Diego Zoo Safari Park; Cassandra Ray, VP Finance/CFO, Saint Louis Zoo; and Tara Riemer, Ph.D., President/CEO, Alaska SeaLife Center. And, as always, you’ll be part of the discussion too, offering your experience and ideas to help our AZA colleagues drive real change.

Hope you can join us!