A live virtual speaker series featuring current Rider students and alumni.
Rider presents: Leadership Live!
The Center for the Development of Leadership Skills, the Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council, the Office of Student Involvement, and the Student Government Association are pleased to present our 2nd annual “Rider presents: Leadership Live!”.
This year, we are providing our community a slate of virtual leadership events and inspirational videos created by Rider students, alumni, faculty, and staff that are sure to promote leadership growth and development!
This year’s theme for our event is “Empowerment”. Our featured speakers and videos will share personal and professional stories that will touch upon how being empowered by someone has positively impacted their life or how their empowerment of others has helped to create positive change.
“Rider presents: Leadership Live!” Virtual Leadership Events
Throughout the Spring 2021 semester, there will be 3 live virtual events featuring speakers who will focus on various aspects of empowerment. Additionally, each event is tied to a celebratory month that will connect the theme of empowerment to the spirit of that month.
To register on Bronc Nation for the virtual events you’d like to attend, please click on the event’s date.
February 23, 2021 at 7 p.m. – Black History Month
"Empowering Yourself and Others Toward Greatness"
Krishna Powell ‘05, Founder & CEO of HR 4 Your Small Biz, LLC, a boutique style human resources consulting and talent development firm and GBWLC mentor.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 7 p.m. – Women’s History Month
“The Power of EmPowering Relationships”
Vanessa Nazario ‘13, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Memorial Health System and Cynthia Ozurumba ‘22, Health Sciences major. Vanessa and Cynthia are a mentor/protege pair in the Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council.
Monday, April 5, 2021 at 7 p.m. – LGBTQ+ Pride Month
“Empowerment and the Transformation of Silence”
John Modica ’18, current Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Virginia and former Rider SGA President.
“Rider presents: Leadership Live!” Social Media Videos
Each week from February through April, a new video about our theme of empowerment will be shared on Rider SGA Facebook and Instagram accounts (@ridersga). There is a wonderful slate of Rider students, faculty, staff, and alumni who will share their personal and professional experiences to reinforce how empowerment has positively impacted their life and/or the lives of those they’ve served. Please make sure to follow the Rider SGA accounts and watch these videos for a weekly dose of leadership inspiration! Our featured video contributors are:
- Rebecca Culpepper ‘21, Elementary Education and Multidisciplinary Studies
- Ellyn Ito, HR Executive, Helius Medical Technologies and GBWLC mentor
- Todd Kauffman ‘22, Masters in Organizational Leadership
- Laura Glotzbach ‘97, President, LGS Marketing Services and GBWLC mentor
- Kim Meersma ‘21, Life and Career Coaching
- Andrea McLean ‘21, Masters in Organizational Leadership
- Victoria Mysholowky ‘21, Elementary Education and English
- Jessie Phillips, Adjunct Faculty for the Norm Brodsky College of Business
- Sharon Sherman, Dean of the CEHS (2009-2020) and current Professor of Teacher Education
- Samantha Wheeler ‘21, Elementary Education and Mathematics