Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette will host Taking Care of Ourselves: A Panel Discussion on Work-Life Balance Issues for Women in the Workplace, sponsored by Ivy Women in Leadership. The panel discussion will be held on Monday, November 17 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. in Lilly Rooms 1106-1120 in Ivy Hall on the campus at 3101 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette. The event is free and open to the public. Those attending are encouraged to bring a brownbag lunch. Dessert will be provided.
Susan Elsey of Elsey Consulting Group will moderate the panel. Panelists include Lisa Decker, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health; Dr. Mary Ostrye, Provost and Sr. Vice President for Ivy Tech Community College; Ashley G. Scott, Operations Manager for MatchBOX CoWorking Studio; and Nancy Sells, Ivy Tech alumna and Purdue student.
The panel brings together women from differing career and family backgrounds to discuss various ways to deal with the challenges associated with balancing work and life commitments. The topics will include setting priorities, the perception of traditional gender roles at home and at work, exploring what it means to be successful, and the importance of maintaining overall health when facing the pressures involved in balancing workplace and personal commitments.
The panel discussion is the inaugural event for Ivy Women in Leadership (IWIL). IWIL is a recruitment and retention initiative to help female students develop and grow as leaders in their field. For more information, contact Christine Burr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT IVY TECH
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.