Brave Women w/ Billiekai Boughton and Leann Dolbeck

Brave Women

Menu – Main Course, Served Hot: Address some of the sexism that women face when they are seen as being too aggressive, determined, or bossy while their male counterparts are not (a.k.a the “Likeability Penalty”). This interactive workshop is about being a powerful woman in a society where meekness in women is the societal expectation (served on the fine china).

Side dishes: We’ll discuss how treatment of one another serves up in the office and have the participants chew on some fun interactives to exemplify the lessons and suggestions.

Desserts: We’ll serve up some juicy tid-bits to taste test that can increase self-appreciation and confidence.

About the BilliekaiBoughton.portraitSpeakers:

Billiekai Boughton is UC San Diego’s 2013 & 2010 Veteran of the Year. She is a San Diego Veterans Coalition Board Member, the UCSD Veterans Association prior Chair and current Committee Chair, Student Veteran Organization Advisor, and Desert Storm Veteran. She is currently enrolled in Cohort 15 of the Master of Science of Executive Leadership degree program at the University of San Diego. Billiekai received her Bachelor’s Degree with honors in English with an emphasis in 16th Century Literature and Contemporary Poetry from the University of California, Berkeley. She has poems in numerous anthologies and has two published chapbooks. She volunteers teaching poetry writing workshops, as a life coach, and as a veteran advocate. Billiekai wrote the proposal and was the proponent at UC San Diego to build a resource center for veterans. The Student Veteran Resource Center was dedicated on November 7th, 2013 and opened full time on February 3rd, 2014. Billiekai has also begun the planning and organization of a new UCSD Veteran Mentorship Program to provide veteran staff, faculty and alumnus an opportunity to serve as mentors to student veterans. Billiekai’s passion is to create a culture of support for veterans on college campuses, raise awareness of veteran’s presence and contributions to the community, and to foster closer working relationships between veterans and civilians.

Leeann Dolbeck is the Business Operations Manager in the Office for theCroppedLMD Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination (OPHD).  She currently serves as the Chair of the UC San Diego Staff Association and as the Senior Delegate for UC San Diego on the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA), which provides input on matters of interest to staff employees to the Office of the President.

During her 14 year tenure at UC San Diego, Leeann has worked to become a change agent on campus, focusing on growing communication and community in our shared campus environment.

She has been engaged in service to the campus community in myriad ways, including taking part in the 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008 UC Women Leaders Conference: A Symposium for Women in University Settings, chairing the facilities and catering sub-committee for the 3rd and 4th annual UC San Diego Women’s Conference, and participating in the Spring 2008 Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP).  Leeann believes that being of service, valuing and appreciating the differences in culture, knowledge, and experience among the UC San Diego population helps to strengthen every member of our community, while simultaneously buttressing and fostering our own brave selves.  Together we are not only capable…we are POWERFUL!



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