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Kukday chosen to participate in fall 2019 Cardinal Women


Sayali Kukday

Sayali Kukday, senior lecturer in genetics, development and cell biology, is among 72 women across campus chosen to participate in Iowa State University’s second Cardinal Women program. Cardinal Women is a personal and professional leadership development program specifically for women who are faculty and staff at ISU.

During the fall course, the women will engage in five two-hour sessions by participating in large and small group discussions. They will continue their conversation between sessions via Canvas. Topics include identifying and silencing the inner critic, discovering and utilizing the inner mentor, communication style strategies, approaches to negotiation, and how to support and affirm members of the community.

“I am very excited to network with other spectacular women across campus and to develop leadership skills that would help me become a change agent. I would also like to mentor other women that are looking for support as they navigate their careers.”

The 72 women participating in the program were selected from 146 applications received. Tera Lawson, School of Education, and Dr. Denise Williams-Klotz, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, developed the program and are leading the fall 2019 program.