ACE Women's Network of Indiana
3rd Annual Leadership Conference
Approaching Leadership Challenges Confidently and Passionately
Friday April 22, 2022
Holly DowlingHolly Dowling, is a highly sought after award-winning global keynote speaker and top ten inspirational thought leader. As founder of the "Extraordinary Leader™" program, Holly has addressed thousands of Fortune 500 executives worldwide and impacted millions in over 120 countries with her “A Celebration Of You” podcast and her Hollyisms Daily Dose Of Inspirations app. Holly’s unique spirit driven approach has led managers to become stronger leaders, individual contributors to achieve higher levels of performance, and companies to discover new opportunities for success. Holly’s repeat clients include Facebook, Deloitte, PaloAlto, Wells Fargo, Cisco, Home Depot, Google and IBM, among others.
Charlene Alexander, Chief Strategy Officer, Ball State UniversityDr. Charlene Alexander serves as Ball State University’s Chief Strategy Officer where she is responsible for helping the University execute the imperatives outlined in its strategic plan. Dr. Alexander also oversees Ball State’s Offices of Institutional Research and Decision Support, Community Engagement, and Inclusive Excellence. Throughout her career, Dr. Alexander has been a champion for initiatives related to diversity and inclusion. She formerly served at Ball State as a professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services—where she directed the School Counseling program for 16 years—and as Associate Provost for Diversity and Interim Associate Vice President for Community Engagement. Under her leadership, Ball State developed its first Diversity Strategic Plan and released its first statement on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Alexander’s efforts led to Ball State receiving the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the first time in 2016. Prior to returning to Ball State, Dr. Alexander spent four years at Oregon State University, where she served as Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and an M.S. in Counseling and Guidance and a B.A. in Psychology from Creighton University.
Karen L. Dace, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Indiana University-Purdue Univeristy IndianapolisDr. Karen L. Dace is vice chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) where she holds a tenured faculty appointment in Communication Studies and is an adjunct professor in Africana Studies. She began her career at the University of Utah where she held a joint appointment in both the Department of Communication and in African American Studies within the Ethnic Studies Program. She eventually assumed both roles—Director of Ethnic Studies and Director of African American Studies before being named Associate Vice President for Diversity at the University of Utah. Before joining IUPUI in 2013, she served as Deputy Chancellor for Diversity, Access & Equity at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2012, she edited, and contributed two chapters to, Unlikely Allies in the Academy: Women of Color and White Women in Conversation (Routledge), a book that brought together 10 women of Color and 10 White women to discuss the challenges, barriers and successes in creating alliances across race in university settings.
Kyndra Haggard, Associate Director, Ball State UniversityKyndra is in her 8th year with the Ball State University Career Center. She currently oversees the team consisting of data, operations, technology and on-campus student employment. Prior to this role, she served on the Employer Relations and Career Development teams within the Career Center. Kyndra obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State. Kyndra served for six year, including holding the roles of VP and President for the local Women in Business Unlimited organization.
Kelly Lynn LeMaire, Clinical Assistant Professor, Assistant Director of the Purdue Psychology Treatment and Research Clinics (PPTRC), and co-director of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Science Consortium at Purdue UniversityDr. LeMaire is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Assistant Director of the Purdue Psychology Treatment and Research Clinics (PPTRC), and co-director of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Science Consortium at Purdue University. She is licensed psychologist and an expert in evidence-based, cognitive behavioral therapies (CBTs). She has over ten years of experience in delivering evidence-based treatments and in her current role, she is responsible for training and supervising clinical psychology graduate students in delivering individual, group, and couples therapy for adults. Additionally, she has particular interest and expertise in trauma, emotion dysregulation, multiculturally adapted treatments and practices, and prejudice reduction.
Dr. Dina Mansour-Cole, Associate Professor, Purdue University Fort WayneDina Mansour-Cole, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership at Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW). As a biracial woman with an immigrant father and a physical disability she has effectively taught leadership, ethics, creativity, organizational theory, collaboration, and team development to undergraduate and graduate students. An award-winning teacher, she has assisted the development of many other leaders in her classes, articles and in her upcoming book.
Stephanie Moran, Director, Engagement and Adult LearningStephanie directs engagement and adult learning undergraduate programs at Anderson University (AU). She received a bachelor’s and MBA from AU, and an MA and EdD from Ball State University. Stephanie is passionate about increasing individual and organizational capacity and effectiveness through education. She has developed a network of education, business, and community partners to create career and educational pathways for all levels and categories of students. Stephanie has implemented university strategies that not only strive to benefit adult students and assist them in achieving academic and personal success, but to also increase success and retention for all students.
Linh Nguyen Littleford, Professor and Interim Chairperson, Department of Psychological Science, Ball State UniversityLinh Nguyen Littleford, Ph.D., Professor and Interim Chairperson of the Department of Psychological Science at Ball State University. She is passionate about creating opportunities for access and equity, providing support, and empowering underrepresented groups to share their talents in higher education. She is committed to challenging and reducing interpersonal and structural barriers to underrepresented groups’ equitable access in higher education and leadership positions. Her research focuses on in microaggressions, source effects, racial/ethnic minority issues, and cultural diversity and teaching in higher education.
Dr. LaMonica C. Williams, Clinical Assistant Professor, Purdue UniversityDr. LaMonica C. Williams is a Clinical Assistant Professor Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and Assistant Department Head in the Educational Studies Department in the College of Education at Purdue University. Dr. Williams has over 20 years of school leadership experience in the public sector. She has a BS in Elementary Education, a MEd in Instructional Leadership, and a EdD in Urban School Leadership. Her research lies in the areas of leadership development and teacher education in K-12 environments.
Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence,