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TU launching Professional Leadership Program for Women on Tuesday, Jan. 13

leadership-bannerTowson University is continuing its commitment to leadership development, launching the TU Professional Leadership Program for Women on Tuesday morning.

This new, unique program was designed to help equip women leaders in Maryland business, education, nonprofit and government organizations with the knowledge and skills needed to elevate their careers.

“Not only will the program showcase experienced leaders, recognized experts and leadership educators, it is designed so that after each session the participants can immediately bring something applicable back to their workplace,” explained Dyan Brasington, vice president of Innovation and Applied Research at Towson.

Tuesday’s session, titled “Understanding Your Leadership Style,” will feature a presentation from keynote speaker Katty Kay. Kay is a bestselling author and lead anchor of BBC World News America. She will lead a session about helping effective leaders understand their talents and their strengths.

The program will feature 10 sessions overall, held bi-weekly, and is specifically tailored to “mid-level and more” professional women who will be able to take what they learn and apply it in their own careers.

Topics will be discussed include: “Feminine Values in the Workplace: Projecting Authority and Commanding Respect”; “Creating your personal brand and effectively dealing with the media”; and “Developing a Professional and Personal Road Map.”

“I applaud Towson for stepping up to provide this program specifically for professional women in the workplace,” said Holly Hoey, vice president of major gifts and planned giving at the United Way of Central Maryland. “The topics are right on point, and it will be a career-changing and empowering experience for all who participate.”

The inaugural class will be introduced during the opening session Tuesday morning. The session begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Minnegan Room on the third floor of the Johnny Unitas Stadium Field House.