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The #3Wedu Podcast No. 11: Women Advancing the Future of IT in Higher Ed

Every individual has a responsibility in an organization to enhance the understanding of the value of women leading, create structures to help women overcome gender barriers they may experience, and identify strategies to support women’s progress along their leadership path. Women bring heterogeneity that can benefit the workplace. To avoid groupthink and bring more diversity to our organizations, we need to consider putting more women into leadership roles to improve performance and productivity. Each of our higher education institutions has an organization culture that can empower or limit women’s ability to lead at various levels. These cultures consist of assumptions and values (see Schein’s model of organizational culture) that are sometimes decades old. Many times organizational structures have been developed by men and their actions potentially inhibiting women leading in various ways.


The #3Wedu: Women Who Wine in Education will be trying a new format and location as we join host our podcast and keynote panel today (November 7th) from 3:25-4:55 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln IT Leadership Conference. In an effort to share our panel discussion we hope to stream this session via YouTube LIVE and, of course, we will do our best to keep the Twitter backchannel banter going here: #3wedu.

Opportunity that Scales:



Tune in LIVE between 3:25-4:55 pm CT as we will stream our keynote panel TODAY, November 7, 2016 here:

Through changing our behaviors, activities, communication, and environments, we can potentially alter the culture with these micro level modifications. Implementing practices to facilitate the growth of women leaders while creating an embracing culture that is pertinent for leadership development. Let’s talk about it. This isn’t a women’s issue; this is everyone’s issue.

A version of this blog post is cross-posted at The #3Wedu Podcast website.

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The #3Wedu Podcast: Episode No. 10: Express Yourself!

My father always said, “it’s what’s in your head and not on your head.” This expression was often used as he saw myself or my siblings getting ready for school, and, perhaps, spending a ridiculous amount of getting ready to go out the door. Although, I know this statement to be true — I can’t help but think how much the external self really does impact how we are perceived in the world of work.  There is no shortage of “how to dress for work & success” advice columns, personal blog posts, or media articles. We often get suggestions or passing comments on our wardrobe from our peers, whether we like it or not. And despite credentials, intelligence, or knowledge, our image is the first impression we provide to our campus stakeholders and colleagues. Fashion and how women dress in higher education will continue to be a topic of frustration, debate, and conversation. So let’s talk about it, #3Wedu

This Wednesday, October 19th join us for The #3Wedu Podcast, as we talk about putting our fashionista selves forward during the “Express Yourself!” episode #10. From past podcasts, we have shared about how our outward self really does impact our work in education. We know that what we wear and how we dress sends messages to our colleagues, students, and peers. Our appearance and dress offers insights to our personality and often impacts first impressions.

3wedu_no_10To step up our a-game for the battle of the dress, this week’s #3Wedu banter will be about putting our best foot forward (literally and figuratively) as we consider strategies to “dress to impress” on campus, in the boardroom, and for conference travel.

Here are just a few real and relevant questions, I’ve overheard from our #3Wedu conversations:

  • What do you think your personal image says about you?
  • What influences your own style when you’re shopping for new duds?
  • How can you update your own wardrobe on a budget?
  • Where do you go for no hassle clothing options? Stores and online?
  • What do Converse kicks pair best with for business casual?
  • What is your “go to” clothing item or accessory you often bring when you travel to a conference or academic meeting?

screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-3-18-31-pmBONUS: We will share about the recent conversations at the 28th WCET Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, specifically with regards to the great discussions we hosted at The #3Wedu Conversation: Redefining Higher Ed to Support Women session. Feel free to read the Google doc notes here: http://bit.ly/wcet163wedu Thank you for sharing and also being part of this connected community!

We’re looking forward to you joining us this week for the #3Wedu podcast for Episode no. 10: Express Yourself. Be sure to tune in LOVE to YouTube  & tweet your little hearts out with the #3Wedu hashtag THIS Wednesday (10/19) at 3 PM PT//6 pm CT // 6 PM ET:

Blogged and cross-posted at the #3Wedu Podcast site.

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The #3Wedu Podcast No. 9: Elevate and Amplify

Do you ever think about how to best amplify one another in higher education? Jess Knott shared about this in her #3Wedu podcast blog post that included this article about amplification tactics, which left her staff thinking more critically about the voices heard around the table. Are we guilty sweeping comments from ladies aside in meetings? How do we amplify messages of our female peers in higher ed? How do you elevate other women in the field? Let’s share this message loud and proud. It’s time to turn the conversation about amplifying women in higher ed up to 11.


Image c/o Flickr user Kainet

Join the #3Wedu posse as we share strategies and stories for elevating our voice. Share your story and tweet with during episode no. 9.: Amplify & Elevate. Tune into YouTube LIVE  TODAY: Wednesday, September 21st  at 3 PM PT//6 pm CT // 6 PM ET

Watch the podcast here on the NEW YouTube LIVE feature (p.s. Google+ ON AIR Hangouts were killed on September 12th. R.I.P. G+ hangouts!]:

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The #3Wedu Podcast No. 8: Happy #HigherEd New Year!

Today is the last day of August. With this and labor day weekend just ahead, it really feels like the end of summer. Now it’s back to school time! I would say summer flew by — but really, that would be a lie. I think I made the most of the summer to work on research projects, write a manuscript or two with the fantastic #AcWriSummer group, teach a couple of classes online, visualize publications, and stoke the fire for grant & research ahead! Of course, I took a break to enjoy lake life, hiking, and road trips (See #GirlsGoneEast on Instagram).

In higher education, I have always viewed each semester as a “fresh start” in our academic cycle. With the fall semester here, this term, in particular, brings about new beginnings for many students, staff, and faculty on campus. In the first week of our academic semester, I enjoy reading about my students’ hopes, dreams, and aspirations they share on my student information forms. It often makes me sit back and think about what I want to get out of the course or work ahead in the term as well.


Image by cocoparisienne  available under under Creative Commons license.

Hopes. Dreams. Aspirations. This is our topic for The #3Wedu Podcast, as shared by Nori on The #3Wedu Blog. Join us TODAY (8/31) as we reflect on previous milestones, thank our mentors, and recap past learning experiences. Then share with us what YOU want to do in the new school year, as we ponder our own #highered new year goals.

Grab your favorite grape soda, and raise your glass for The #3Wedu Podcast: Episode No.8 today, Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 3 pm PST // 5 pm CDT // 6pm EST:

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The #3Wedu Podcast No.7: Job Start Up in Higher Ed

TODAY, Wednesday, July 13th at 3 pm PST//5 pm CST//6 PM EST the #3Wedu Podcasters will discuss issues around getting started and establishing yourself in a new position in higher ed. In previous #3Wedu podcast episodes, we’ve discussed issues that a number of women face as they move throughout their career, including (but not limited to): the double bind, importance of supporting one another, mentoring, the value of care work, and removing organizational barriers for women. This next podcast we dig into the following questions, not in any particular order:

  • What are the things you should do just before and after you start a new job? This may include salary negotiations, benefits, culture and fit.
  • How should you plan your professional development funding? Suggestions and ideas for opportunities for learning and growth in your career.
  • Do you agree with this study or think we have to be “warm” to advance in your career?: To Seem Confident Women Have to be Seen as Warm 
  • We were thrilled to have Mary Niemiec as our special guest for our “Wine Box” rant, rave & review.

Flickr photo c/o lamenta3

Join us TONIGHT with the following show notes http://bit.ly/3wedu7  and by tuning into the LIVE broadcast here:

This blog post is cross-posted at EdTechIsGorgeous and The #3Wedu Podcast blog.