Monday, April 8, 2024

Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.

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Glass Walls: A Fireside Chat with Author Amy Diehl

Amy Diehl,  Chief Information Officer at Wilson College
Jill Forrester, Chief Information Officer and VP of Information and Technology Services at Dickinson College

Wilson College CIO and Author Dr. Amy Diehl will join Dickinson College CIO and Vice President of Information and Technology Services Jill Forrester for a fireside chat to discuss Diehl’s new book Glass Walls: Shattering the Six Gender Bias Barriers Still Holding Women Back at Work. They will talk about real examples of the “glass walls” women encounter at work and how leaders, allies and individual women can overcome them. A  book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

This event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by Information and Technology Services, the Quantitative Reasoning Center, the Women’s & Gender Resource Center, and the departments of data analytics, geosciences, international business & management, mathematics & computer science, psychology, physics & astronomy, and women’s, gender & sexuality studies.

Topic overview written by Phuong Hoang ’26

Biography (provided by the speaker)

Photo of Amy DiehlAmy Diehl, Ph.D., is an award-winning information technology leader, currently serving as chief information officer at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA and previously as associate vice president and chief information technology officer at Shippensburg, University. She is also a gender equity researcher and author of the new book, Glass Walls: Shattering the Six Gender Bias Barriers Still Holding Women Back at Work. Her writing has appeared in numerous scholarly journal articles and book chapters as well as in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Ms. Magazine. She is also a sought-after speaker, consultant, and lawsuit expert witness.

Headshot of Jill ForresterJill Forrester began her duties as interim chief information officer and interim vice president for information services in September 2021 and became the chief information officer and vice president of information and technology services at Dickinson College in March 2022. She oversees all areas of information technology services, including academic technology, enterprise systems, user services and infrastructure systems. Her team works with the entire Dickinson community to provide information technology services that meet the evolving needs of today’s students, faculty and staff. Jill has worked at Dickinson since 2002 in roles ranging from associate director in admissions to associate vice president for information services and director of enterprise systems. She holds a master’s degree in mathematical sciences with a specialization in operations research from Clemson University. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Harvard Institute for Management and Leadership in Education.

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