University of Pittsburgh
September 7, 2008

Pitt's Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership to Present Lecture by Alice Eagly Titled "Women and the Labyrinth of Leadership" Sept. 18

Eagly, professor of psychology at Northwestern University, is one of the nation's leading scholars on gender and leadership
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership in Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh will present a lecture Sept. 18 at 4:30 p.m. by Alice Eagly, a leading scholar on gender and leadership and a professor of psychology at Northwestern University. The lecture, which will be held in the Pittsburgh Athletic Association's Schenley Lounge, 4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland, is free and open to the public-but preregistration is requested.

Eagly's new book, "Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders" (Harvard Business School Press, 2007), re-examines the path women follow to assume leadership positions in a variety of organizations. She questions conventional wisdom about the so-called "glass ceiling" and argues instead that women must navigate a complex labyrinth of issues and challenges on their way to the top.

To register or for more information, contact the Johnson Institute at 412-648-1336 or ethics@gspia.pitt.edu.

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