Women In Leadership Series

Women In Leadership Series

Women often face different and more difficult challenges that can limit their advancement in higher education.

Join Drs. Christine Goldthwaite and Joanne Cattafesta as we navigate these challenges by developing strategies and strengthening skills in our two-part Women in Leadership series. We promise a lively discussion as well as tips on taking action, communicating, and leading authentically. 


Christine Goldthwaite

Christine Goldthwaite, PhD

Assistant Director, Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership

Christine oversees the coordination of the Rutgers Leadership Academy and consults in the areas of strategic planning, organizational assessment, workplace culture/climate, and communication design. Christine is a leadership coach, author, and part-time lecturer.


Dr. Joanne Cattafesta
Joanne Cattafesta, PhD

Assistant Director, Rutgers Office for Faculty Development

Joanne manages the coordination of the OASIS Women’s Leadership and Professional Development program and other faculty development initiatives. Joanne is a leadership coach, professional speaker, and author.



Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Navigating the Double Bind (and other gender biases)   register now

Women who communicate in a direct and assertive manner may be viewed as competent, but not necessarily liked. Women who are not assertive enough may be liked but perhaps are considered a less competent leader. In this workshop, we will explore the double bind and other gender biases associated with leadership and identify strategies for building resilience and success.

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Leading with Emotional Intelligence    register now

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a defining characteristic of great leadership and is a competency that current (or aspiring) women leaders can develop and leverage for building trust and growing influence. In this workshop, you will strengthen your EI competence through understanding EI’s key principles, developing your self-and social awareness, and practicing how to communicate in emotionally intelligent ways.


This series is co-sponsored by Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences (RBHS), Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the RBHS Office of Faculty Development, the Rutgers Office for Faculty Development, and the Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership