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Women in Corporate Leadership

Diana Bilimoria, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management

Friday October 5, 2007
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Crawford Hall - Room 9
Inamori Center
Case Western Reserve University

Why is the movement of women into corporate leadership so slow?
What can be done to speed the process?
If there were more women in corporate leadership, what difference would it make?

Diana Bilimoria works on such issues as Associate Professor in the Department of Organizational Behavior at CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management. Her specialty is improvement of corporate and nonprofit organizational practices of selection, performance evaluation, advancement, and leadership development to attract and retain a diverse workforce.

Professor Bilimoria is also Co-Principal Investigator of the Academic Careers in Engineering and the Sciences (ACES) project here at Case, a $3.5 million, five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation. So she has seen a wide range of the practices, obstacles, and progress within the university, as well as in the organizations on which she has done other research.

She’ll discuss glass ceilings, corporate culture, and other conundrums at the Public Affairs Lunch Discussion on Friday, October 5

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About Our Guest

Diana Bilimoria is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Department of Organizational Behavior at Weatherhead School of Management , Case Western Reserve University . She is a Co-Investigator on a 5-year award from the National Science Foundation to Advance Women faculty in the Engineering and Sciences (ACES) at Case.  She has served as the editor of the Journal of Management Education.

Dr. Bilimoria's research focuses on gender diversity in governance and leadership, and organizational transformation. Her teaching pertains to leadership development, emotional intelligence, and the effective recruitment, advancement and retention of women and minority employees.

As a scholar, coach, educator, and consultant, Dr. Bilimoria helps individuals and organizations enhance their leadership contributions and impact to create positive benefits for the betterment of society. Her work on gender diversity, emotional intelligence, and leadership development has applications for individual, group, and organizational change.  Her research has been used to facilitate the institutional transformation of research universities to become more inclusive of the success and contributions of women faculty. Other applications include the improvement of corporate and nonprofit organizational practices of selection, performance evaluation, advancement, and leadership development to attract and retain a diverse workforce.

Dr. Bilimoria received the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women’s Spotlight Series Prize for Women’s Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University in 2007, and the Weatherhead School of Management’s Doctoral Teaching Excellence Award in 2002. She has been internationally recognized for her leadership and service.

Friday Lunch and Other Public Affairs Upcoming Topics and Speakers:

Oct 12: Clean, Lean and Green? The Great Lakes Institute for Energy Research at Case Western Reserve University. J. Iwan D. Alexander, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director, National Center for Space Exploration and Research; and Norman Tien, Dean, Case School of Engineering.

Oct 19: The Peanut Allergy Puzzles. Dr. Alton Melton, Section Head, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.

Other Friday Lunch topics and speakers TBA.

Also coming to campus:

October 25, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Ford Auditorium. Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University (and Dean of Graduate Studies 2005-2007). A former President of both the American Political Science Association and of the Social Science History Association, among many other contributions, Dr. Skocpol is one of the most distinguished political scientists in the country.

November 12, 4:15 – 5:45 p.m., Ford Auditorium. Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, will speak on “The Invisible Primary: Money, Media and Polls in the 2008 Presidential Race.”

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Upcoming Events

“Scheme Liability, Section 10(b), and Stoneridge Investment Partners v. Scientific Atlanta”

Tuesday October 5, 2007
8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Moot Court Room (A59)
School of Law
Case Western Reserve University

On October 9, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Stoneridge Investment Partners v. Scientific-Atlanta, arguably the most important securities law case to reach the Court in a decade. In Stoneridge, the Court will consider whether primary liability under Section 10(b) extends to third-parties, such as auditors, attorneys, or vendors, who engage in allegedly fraudulent transactions with a public corporation. In Central Bank of Denver v. First Interstate Bank of Denver (1994), a divided Supreme Court rejected claims of secondary liability under Section 10(b). Stoneridge calls upon the court to revisit Central Bank and reconsider the limits on liability for third-parties in securities litigation. This case is of tremendous importance to all those with a corporate law or securities practice, as well as those who work with financial services or retirement and pension funds. Numerous trade associations and thirty states, including Ohio, have already participated in the case as amici, with more to follow.


Tuesday October 16, 2007
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Moot Court Room (A59)
School of Law
Case Western Reserve University

On April 21, 2003, the Assembly of States Parties elected Luis Moreno-Ocampo of Argentina as first Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Mr. Moreno-Ocampo has a distinguished career as prosecutor, trial attorney, university lecturer and legal strategist on issues ranging from international criminal justice and human rights law to corruption control and journalists' protection. In 1984, he led investigations into the case against nine senior Argentine Army commanders, including three former heads of state, from the military juntas which ruled Argentina between 1976 and 1980. The subsequent trial led to sentencing of five of the accused and was the first case brought against individuals responsible for mass killings since the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi officers.

During the proceedings, Mr. Moreno-Ocampo presented arguments for 700 counts of "murder, kidnapping and torture," calling 835 witnesses and citing thousands of documents. He later prosecuted those responsible for mass killings during the 1987 and 1992 military rebellions in Argentina. For a decade after the so-called "Junta Trials," Mr. Moreno-Ocampo was involved in several high profile cases of international criminal justice, including extradition of the former Nazi officer Erich Priebke to Italy, the trial of Chilean secret police for the murder of General Carlos Prats, and a case against military commanders accused of malpractice during the Malvinas/Falklands war. A member of the global board of Transparency International, Mr. Moreno-Ocampo has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and Harvard University. He resigned from all of these institutions in order to remain impartial during his tenure as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

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