A panel of business leaders and University of Richmond faculty members will discuss “Women, Leadership and Leaning In,” Oct. 24, 6 p.m., at the Robins School of Business, Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium.

Nancy Bagranoff, dean of the Robins School, will lead the discussion, which will focus on the role women play in their ability to grow professionally and obtain leadership positions, the opportunities created by mentorship, and best practices for developing female leaders and company engagement.

Panelists will include:

  • Bill Bishop, assurance partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and managing partner of the Richmond office. Bishop received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and has served on the board of The Women’s Center in Vienna, Va.
  • Katie Gilstrap, CEO and co-founder of Lift Caregiving and adjunct faculty member at the Robins School. Gilstrap received an MBA from the University of Richmond and serves as a regular columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and The Health Journal.
  • Leslie Griles, director of outreach partnerships at The Mom Complex and The Martin Agency. Griles has managed strategic counsel, media relations and special events for The Oprah Winfrey Show, the American Cancer Society, Walmart and Target Stores.
  • Crystal Hoyt, associate professor of leadership studies and psychology and coordinator of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at the University of Richmond. Hoyt researches the impact of stereotypes and discrimination on non-dominant, stigmatized leaders.
  • Gail Letts, chief lending officer and Richmond region president and executive vice president for C&F Bank. Letts was named one of “Maryland’s Top 100 Women in Business” by the Baltimore Business Journal in 1998 and 2001 and one of the “Top 50 Women Who Mean Business” by the Washington Business Journal in 2004.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit robins.richmond.edu/speaker-series.

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