Dr. Amy Diehl receives 2019 Central Penn Business Journal Women of Influence honor

I was honored to receive a 2019 Central Penn Business Journal Women of Influence award, along side 29 other deserving women leaders in Central Pennsylvania. The ceremony was held at the Harrisburg Hilton on Monday June 24, 2019. I was selected for this award based on my leadership at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, as I …

Developing as authentic leaders: Understanding how intersectional factors affect women’s leadership

Leanne Dzubinski and I presented a workshop featuring our latest research on intersectionality and women’s leadership at the 2018 International Leadership Association Annual Conference 2018 in West Palm Beach, FL. This research was developed in conjunction with Amber Stephenson. As part of our unconscious gender bias scale development survey, we posed open-ended questions to women leaders …

What is gender essentialism and why does it matter for women in leadership?

In our new article, "The problem of gender essentialism and its implications for women in leadership," published in the Journal of Leadership Studies, Leanne Dzubinski and I explore these questions. Gender essentialism is the belief that gender is an underlying, unchangeable essence that defines a person. In other words, it is the belief that gender …