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Thursday, October 7
Thu, Oct 7, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
It’s Never Too Early to Develop Leadership Skills

It’s Never Too Early to Develop Leadership Skills (309866)

*Nichole E. Carlson, Colorado School of Public Health/CIDA 
*Alexandra L. Hanlon, Virginia Tech 
*Leslie McClure, Drexel University 
*Sally C. Morton, Knowledge Enterprise, Arizona State University 
*Dionne Price, FDA/CDER 
*Mary D. Sammel, Colorado School of Public Health/CIDA 

Keywords: leading, first steps, inspiration

While an increasing number of women are earning degrees in statistics and data science, there is still a gender gap among leaders in these fields. To help close this gap, it is necessary to create clear paths to leadership for young women and prepare them to walk these paths. This panel of women leaders will discuss their first steps into leadership, what skills they learned along the way, and importantly, things they wished they had learned earlier in their careers as they began along their own path to leadership.


Alexandra L. Hanlon, PhD, Director, Center for Biostatistics and Health Data Science (CBHDS), Co-Director, iTHRIV Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Methods Core, Professor of Practice, Department of Statistics, Virginia Tech

Nichole E. Carlson, PhD, Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Dept. of Biostatistics & Informatics, Director, Center for Innovative Design & Analysis (CIDA), Colorado School of Public Health, Anschutz Medical Campus

Leslie McClure, PhD, Professor, Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University

Dionne Price, PhD, Director, Division of Biometrics IV, Office of Translational Sciences, Center for Drug Evaluations and Research (CDER), Food and Drug Administration

Sally C. Morton, PhD, Executive Vice President, Knowledge Enterprise, Professor, College of Health Solutions, Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University