Weaver Awarded Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship to HERS Institute

Gabriela Weaver
Gabriela Weaver

Gabriela Weaver, vice provost for faculty development and director of the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD), has been selected to attend the 2018 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute at Bryn Mawr College July 9-21.

She was also awarded a CBL (Clare Booth Luce) Scholarship that provides full tuition, accommodations, meals and travel. A professor of chemistry, Weaver will be part of the HERS Luce Program for Women in STEM Leadership.

A key part of the HERS Luce Program is the development of a HERS STEM community. The goals of the community are to provide support and encouragement to women in STEM and to develop strategies for advancing a diverse cadre of women into STEM leadership roles. Based on experience with HERS alumnae in STEM fields and research on women’s leadership paths, HERS has identified the importance of women leaders having structured peer and mentor connections at various stages of their careers. Working together, this community of women leaders can thrive and shape a new environment for equality and excellence in STEM higher education.

Weaver will join a group of approximately 65 women leaders from across the U.S., six of whom were awarded CBL Scholarships.

HERS is an educational non-profit providing leadership and management development for women in higher education. Since 1972 HERS has prepared more than 5,000 women faculty and administrators for leadership roles. The HERS Institute is offered on three campuses – University of Denver, Bryn Mawr College and Wellesley College – and deliberately seeks a diverse group of women leaders to share and learn from their multiple perspectives under the guidance of women faculty from higher education, national organizations, government and foundations.

For more information, visit www.HERSnet.org .