Please join us for a special event where women leaders from across various fields will share their stories about leadership. Each panelist will provide a five minute presentation on what they do, how they got there, and what enables them to succeed. We will follow up with questions from the audience so as to promote a lively dialogue. The invited panelists (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Joanna Bailey, Director, Neill Public Library, Pullman, WA
  • Kara Besst, President and CEO, Gritman Medical Center.,Moscow, ID
  • Colleen Kerr, Vice President of External Affairs and Government Relations and Chief Legislative Officer for Washington State University.
  • Anna King News Reporter at Northwest News Network. (She will join our AFW Tri Cities colleagues and present from there).
  • Rebecca Van de Vord, Assistant Vice President, Academic Outreach & Innovation (AOI) and Director of Learning Innovations for Washington state University. (She will address her career track prior to joining WSU).

When:  Tuesday, March 6th 5:30-8pm. Dinner will begin at 5:30 followed by the discussion starting at 6pm.
Where: Bundy Reading Room (Avery 111) in Pullman, TriCities location TBD. 

AMS Dial-in: TBD
Cost: $10 for faculty, $5 for students for dinner (Pullman only)

For all other sites and Global Campus students, this event will be available on livestream.Those watching live online can use the chatbox on the livestream page to discuss the content and submit questions to the panelists. Please register here to join via livestream. Otherwise, RSVP to attend in Pullman or TriCities by emailing