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Women Leaders Seek to Increase their Ranks

UMass Lowell Event to Feature Health-Care CEO Ellen Zane

Women at all ages and stages of their careers at UML's Women's Leadership Conference Photo by Tory Germann
UMass Lowell and Queen's University Belfast will host the event "Women and Leadership in a Changing World" on Friday, Nov. 17.


Contact: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209 or and Nancy Cicco, 978-934-4944 or


WHEN: Friday, Nov. 17. Keynote remarks from 12:45 to 2 p.m.

WHAT: Internationally renowned health-care leader Ellen Zane, the first woman CEO of Tufts Medical Center, will headline “Women and Leadership in a Changing World.” 

The event – presented by UMass Lowell and its international partner Queen’s University Belfast – will explore the challenges and benefits of increasing the ranks of women leaders in public office, private industry and higher education. Sessions will include a discussion on achieving pay equity. Networking opportunities will allow participants to meet professional peers. 

Panelists will include UMass Lowell Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Julie Chen; Elizabeth Altman, former vice president of business development for Motorola Mobile Devices and now a professor in UMass Lowell’s Manning School of Business; and Professor Emeritus Paula Rayman, whose expertise includes work and inequality, and gender and science.

WHERE:  UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell. Contact UMass Lowell media relations for directions and parking information.