Leaning In: A New Era of Women Leaders

Dates: July 29, 2014
Venue: Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Webinar, Online

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CE Information


One of the feature sessions taking place at the 5th ADEA International Women's Leadership Conference (IWLC) in Barcelona, Women's Leadership: Impact, Innovation and Industry, includes panelists: Drs. Teresa Dolan, DENTSPLY International; Kathryn Atchison, University of California, Los Angeles; Anousheh Alavi, Colgate Palmolive (UK); and Gillian Barclay, Aetna Foundation — all women leaders who have adapted skills to forge pathways outside of the dental/medical education, clinical practice and research environments. They will discuss their personal skill sets and the opportunities and challenges of moving beyond a traditional dental career.

As a prelude to the IWLC presentation in Barcelona, Drs. Dolan and Atchison will host a webinar on women's leadership series titled Leaning In: A New Era of Women Leaders, the first webinar in the ADEA Policy Center's Leading Conversations webinar series.

Women's career longevity spans 40-50 years. In the context of a full career, there are many things that women can do outside of an academic career. There are a range of opportunities for women to grow and develop. Join Drs. Dolan and Atchison for an engaging discussion about strategic career thinking and creative career planning and begin to answer the question "how do I get from here to there?"

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This webinar will enable participants to understand how to:

  • assess career ambitions and refocus on new goals and possibilities for strategic career thinking/planning
  • explore the importance of engaging, jumping in and taking advantage of opportunities
  • synthesize the concepts of women's longevity and opportunity for creative career planning


Kathryn AtchisonKathryn Atchison, D.D.S., M.P.H., is a Professor in the UCLA School of Dentistry and School of Public Health and Vice Provost, New Collaborative Initiatives at the University of California, Los Angeles. As Vice Provost, she has broad responsibility over developing collaborative partnerships for UCLA with private and public entities. She has led a collaboration funded by the US-Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law with the St. Petersburg National Research University for Information, Mechanics and Optics since 2011. Between 2005 and 2011, she served as Vice Provost, Intellectual Property and Industry Relations and was responsible for an office that managed over $30 million in contract agreements with industry, and up to $32 million in royalty and fee income from technology transfer. Under Dr. Atchison's leadership, the size of UCLA's overall patent portfolio grew from 948 technologies to over 1700. Dr. Atchison was instrumental in establishing UCLA's on-campus incubator program with the California NanoSystem Institute.

Teresa DolanTeresa Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H., is Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at DENTSPLY International. In her role as Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Dolan provides strategic direction for global DENTSPLY professional education activities in accordance with ADA CERP standards and guidelines. She also is actively engaging with the various business units to support their unique clinical initiatives and strategies. Dr. Dolan joined DENTSPLY after serving as professor and dean of the University of Florida College of Dentistry from 2003 until 2013. As chief academic officer, she managed a $62M operating budget, with $13.7M in research funding and revenue from more than 100,000 annual patient visits. Dr. Dolan joined the University of Florida in 1989 as the faculty director of the geriatric dentistry program, focusing research and publication in areas of geriatric dentistry: access to care and oral health (promotion and appropriate outcomes) for older populations. She is recognized for her contributions to the image of women in dentistry and as a champion for diversity.

CE Information

CE credit is awarded for participation in the live webinar only.

An evaluation form was emailed to participants shortly after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in Leaning In: A New Era of Women Leaders, an ADEA Policy Center ‘Leading Conversations’ webinar, complete the online evaluation in full on or before Friday, August 29, 2014. After fully completing the evaluation, participants of the live webinar will have the opportunity to immediately print and save the CE Verification Form.

The American Dental Education Association is an ADEA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1 continuing education (CE) credit.