Women Moving Forward - Preparing Tomorrow's Leadership
Seminole State has a rich history of women in leadership roles and believes strongly in preparing future leaders at all levels. The initiative “Women Moving Forward” meets employees at their current levels, responds to their career goals, and adds students to the program for mentorship activities.
Women Moving Forward organizes current programs and tailors them for women at various stages of their careers, educational paths, and visions for the future. The College has completed a 2018 survey of women’s interests for career development, mentoring workshops with speakers, and further programming. That was the basis for the 2019-20 program planning.
Women Moving Forward is co-chaired by representatives from Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, the two largest areas of employment. Several of its external outreach avenues are coordinated within the Office of the President.
The College’s program includes activities with the ACE Women’s Network – Florida. The Network focuses on employees seeking advancement to senior leadership, but Women Moving Forward offers opportunities for student leaders at times.
|Dr. M. Lisa Valentino|
|Dr. Jan Lloyd-Lesley|
|Dr. Cheryl Cicotti|
|Meribeth Colicci *|
|Dr. Michele Cuomo|
|Dr. Kevin Jordan|
|Dr. Shahin Kanani|
|Dr. Cecilia Larsson|
*designee for Mae Ashby, Associate Vice President, Human Resources.
** designee for Meribeth Colicci, Assistant Director, Talent Acquisition.
*** designee for Michael McCurdy, Chair, Professional and Technical Employees Council.
**** designee for Summer Pessatore, Chair, Career Services Employees Council.
The steering committee follows the College’s shared governance model, including men and women representing diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, pay plans, areas of assignment, and primary campuses.
Steering Committee Meeting Summaries
Equity and Diversity/Title IX – 05.31.18, updated 07.02.18, 07.10.18, 07.25.18, 08.09.18, 08.24.18, 04.16.19, 05.03.19. 06.17.19