Dr. Susan R. Madsen is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. She is also a Visiting Fellow of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb (Croatia), a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lancaster Leadership Centre in the U.K, and a Fellow of The Leadership Trust Foundation in Ross-on-Wye, England.
Dr. Madsen has been heavily involved for the last decade in researching the lifetime development of prominent women leaders. She has personally interviewed a host of women university presidents, U.S. governors, and international leaders, as well as studying many aspects of women and leadership more broadly. Susan has conducted related research in the U.S., the six Arab Gulf countries, China, and Eastern Europe.
Overall, Susan has authored or edited five books and has published well over 100 articles, chapters, and reports. She is a globally recognized speaker in local, national, and international settings. For example, she has presented at United Nations NGO sessions, The New York Times, the Argentina Parliament Palace, the House of Commons in England, and in many countries around the world. Susan is the founder of numerous successful networks, including the International Leadership Association’s (ILA) Women and Leadership Affinity Group, and she serves on many nonprofit, community, and association boards and committees.
She has received numerous awards for her teaching, research, and service. She is the lead co-editor of the Women and Leadership Book Series and co-edited the first three volumes. Susan received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in human resource development.
This interview references an important Opinion piece Dr. Madsen wrote for the Salt Lake Tribune: We must act locally and globally to improve women’s lives. We encourage our listeners to read this important article.
You can learn more about Dr. Madsen at these sites:
Utah Women & Education Initiative
Utah Women & Leadership Project
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