Women’s Leadership Forum to feature Navy helicopter commander

April 29, 2013 | Events, UToday, Business and Innovation
By Bob Mackowiak



The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation will present its Third Women’s Leadership Forum Wednesday, May 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pinnacle in Maumee.

Chatfield

Chatfield

“Soaring Your Way to New Leadership Heights” will be the theme of a presentation by Capt. Shoshana S. Chatfield of the United States Navy, former commander of the Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Chatfield will address leadership challenges faced by women in today’s complex world of work. She will discuss the critical issues of leading and building trust in diverse workplaces along with the communication topics of respectively giving and receiving feedback.

In addition, Chatfield will talk about the concept of improving self-knowledge and focusing on achieving results by asking for and acting on feedback. Participants will take away a personal guide to developing a self-knowledge action plan.

Chatfield holds a bachelor of arts degree in international relations and French language and literature from Boston University, a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University, and a doctor of education from the University of San Diego.

After earning her wings in 1989, she was assigned to West Coast Helicopter Combat Support Squadrons and subsequently served with HC-1, HC-3, HC-11 and finally with HC-25’s Island Knights. She also served as an H-46 flight instructor and an assistant professor of political science at the United States Air Force Academy.

Her personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), and Joint Service Achievement Medal, among others.

The UT College of Business first presented its Women’s Leadership Forum in 2009.

In addition to the UT College of Business and Innovation, the Women’s Leadership Forum is sponsored by Ballas Buick GMC, 2-Scale, Black & White Transportation, Industrial Engineering Technologies Inc., HCR ManorCare, First Solar, Buckeye CableSystem, Owens-Illinois Inc., The Blade, Tenneco Inc., SSOE Group, ProMedica and Huntington.

A limited number of seats remain. The cost of the program, including lunch, is $20 per person. To register, email ECGC@utoledo.edu, or call 419.530.2036.