Carlow University Welcomes Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Dede Bartlett, November 9-12

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Dede Bartlett will be at Carlow University November 9-12, 2015, to talk about Women and Leadership, the pay gap between women and men, and domestic violence.

University Communications For Immediate Release
Drew Wilson, Director, Media Relations October 19, 2015
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Bartlett Will Lead Three Public Discussions on Women and Leadership, the Pay Gap for Women, and Domestic Violence on the Evenings of November 9-12, 2015

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Carlow University will welcome Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Dede Bartlett, a former Fortune 25 executive and award-winning domestic violence prevention advocate, to campus on November 9 – 12, 2015.

Bartlett, who has been a top executive with Altria Group, Phillip Morris, and Mobil, among others, is director of the American University of Central Asia Foundation, the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, and is co-chair of the Jim and Dede Bartlett Foundation, which is committed to increasing the number of women pursuing degrees in mathematics, computer science, and engineering.

During her visit to Carlow, Bartlett will be the Executive in Residence for Carlow’s master of business administration (MBA) program, lecture during a number of undergraduate and graduate classes, and lead a free, special public event on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.

The public events, which all start at 6 p.m., their topics, and locations are:

Monday, November 9 – “Women and Leadership”Kresge Room, Fifth Floor, University Commons.
Bartlett will speak about overcoming the challenges faced by women in leadership positions in corporate America, and then take part in a panel discussion that will include Atiya Abdelmalik, MSN, RN, director of community programs and employee volunteerism at Highmark, Inc.; Bibiana Boerio, MBA, former executive vice president of Ford Motor Company and former managing director of Jaguar Cars, Ltd.; Susan M. Kirsch, CPA, JD, chair of the tax practice and nonprofit industry group with Schneider Downs; Titina Ott-Adams, MBA, vice president of worldwide alliances and channels for Oracle Corporation; and Christy Uffelman, MBA, a partner with Align Leadership.  This event is co-sponsored by Carlow’s MBA program and Schneider Downs. This is a free event, but seating is limited, so an RSVP is required.  Registrations will be taken at www.carlow.edu/executive.

Tuesday, November 10 – “The Pay Gap Between Men and Women”Room 107, A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, located on the corner of Fifth and Craft avenues, Oakland.
Bartlett will address the pay gap between what women earn compared to their male counterparts.  This event is co-sponsored with the YWCA of Pittsburgh. This is a free event, but seating is limited, so an RSVP is required.  Registrations will be taken at www.carlow.edu/PayGapRSVP.

Wednesday, November 11 – “Domestic Violence”Room 107, A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, located on the corner of Fifth and Craft avenues, Oakland.
Bartlett, who developed the Altria Group’s award-winning domestic violence prevention program and who received the “Women Who Make a Difference” Award from the International Women’s Forum for her work in helping victims of domestic violence, will talk about the importance of corporate involvement in domestic violence prevention programs.  This event is co-sponsored with Mercy Behavioral Health. This is a free event, but seating is limited, so an RSVP is required.  Registrations will be taken at www.carlow.edu/DomesticViolenceRSVP.

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Editor’s Note:  Dede Bartlett is open to being interviewed in advance of this event, and has some availability for interviews November 9-12. The news media is also welcome to attend the three public events.  To arrange an interview, please contact Drew Wilson at (412)578-2095 or on his cell phone at (412) 260-6807.

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