What does it mean to be an essential leader? On March 1, three women from Ithaca College gave their insight into that question.
The Essential Leadership Panel was hosted by the Office of Student Engagement as part of its annual Women Leaders Series and featured the three 2020 winners of the IC Women of Distinction award — Julie Dorsey '01, MS '03, associate professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy; Te-Wen Lo, associate professor in the Department of Biology; and Tiffany Valentin, assistant director in the Office of State Grants — who spoke about the integral skills they rely on as leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The panel kicked off the ninth annual Women Leaders Series at the college. Programs for the rest of the month will cater to female–identifying students at the college, but the events are free and open to all students. The panelists were selected because they won the IC Women of Distinction award.