Purdue Women Lead
Purdue Women Lead is an initiative of the Butler Center for Leadership Excellence and the Women's Resource Network (WRN). It was created to provide support to women in formal leadership positions at Purdue. Building on the efforts of the AAC&U's Campus Women Lead Program, our goal is to encourage women leaders to build alliances, develop sphere of influence and better understand the institutional landscape. Purdue Women Lead offers professional and leadership development opportunities throughout the academic year.
Status of Women at Purdue
In addition to supporting research on women and leadership, the Butler Center addresses some significant gender equity issues for women in higher education. In 2012, the Office of the Provost brought the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) to survey Purdue.
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2013 Distinguished Women Scholar Honorees
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2012 Distinguished Women Scholar Honorees: Click here
2011 Distinguished Women Scholar honorees: Click here
Violet Haas Award Winner -- Dr. Laurel Weldon
S. Laurel Weldon, professor of political science at Purdue, is the recipient of the 2012 Violet Haas Award. She was honored at a reception in the Anniversary Drawing Room held Nov. 9th. Established in 1990, the Violet Haas Award recognizes individuals, programs or departments at Purdue that have effectively facilitated the advancement of women in hiring, promotion, education, and salary, or have generally enhanced a positive professional climate for women at the University.