What Is Next for You? Weaving a Tapestry of Diversity in the Academy
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Alumni Center Ballroom
Join the Women of K-State as we hear from Dr. Juanita McGowan as she shares on her topic, “What Is Next for You? Weaving a Tapestry of Diversity in the Academy.” Women in the academy often struggle with the unique challenges and layers of complexity facing us in higher education. As we celebrate the women of K-State, we recognize that many times we feel overwhelmed, stressed, fearful and uncomfortable coping with personal and institutional change.
How do we address these issues, by asking the critical question: “What is Next For Me?” Empowered women cannot afford to just survive, but they must strive! It is important that you be seen, heard, authentic, resilient and courageous. How do you become your best YOU!
This keynote address will explore how we can use our own personal narratives to enhance growth, network with others, and advance women at K-State to create a tapestry of diversity.
Dr. Juanita McGowan’s Biography:
Dr. Juanita McGowan is a Kansas State University emeritus professor in American Ethnic Studies. She has worked more than thirty years with institutions of higher learning, as an award winning faculty member, administrator and community leader.
Dr. McGowan has worked with non-profit organizations, public schools, corporations and communities promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and leadership development. She has the unique gift of infusing practical ideas with evidence based practice to enhance organizational change.
Dr. McGowan has worked with women in the global world promoting diversity, personal transformation and organizational effectiveness. Currently, she is CEO of Nita’s Glow, LLC working with women as a home sanctuary wellness life coach, jewelry and home design stylist, blogger, and a home sanctuary board game developer.
Audiences love her warm, engaging, and energetic style. Dr. McGowan’s inspirational and thought provoking presentations inspires audiences to create vision and proceed to a greater call of action in their personal and professional life.