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NYU Silver School of Social Work Dean Lynn Videka to Speak on ‘Women and Leadership’ – Feb. 24

February 23, 2010

For Immediate Release                                                         Contact: Robert Polner

February 23, 2010                                                                                  212.998.2337

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Lynn Videka, dean of the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, will deliver a talk on Wednesday, February 24 entitled “Women and Leadership: Science Findings and Personal Choices.”

Her remarks will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the school, located at 1 Washington Square North, New York, N.Y.  Media coverage is invited.

Key scientific findings about effective leadership have emerged, along with clear findings that women still lag in pay and representation in key leadership roles in nonprofits and in government, as well as in business.  Dean Videka will address these issues, the mounting evidence about the importance of transactional and transformational leadership, as well as the role of negotiation in organizational and personal performance. She will also discuss the link between institutionalized sexism and individual experience, setting personal goals, using one’s personal style to effectively lead, and each individual’s responsibility to change institutionalized racism and sexism.


Dr. Videka joined the NYU Silver School of Social Work as dean in September 2009. She previously served as dean and professor at the School of Social Welfare at the State University of New York – Albany. Her research interests include peer-helping models for people facing life crises, the effectiveness of social work practice, and the intersection of family life and mental health, especially among vulnerable populations.


She has held many leadership roles in social work education, including President of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work and the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research, Vice President of the Society for Social Work and Research, and Commissioner of Accreditation and Treasurer of the Council on Social Work Education, among others.


About the Silver School of Social Work at New York University

Now in its 50th year, the NYU Silver School of Social Work is among the nation's leading institutions for the education of professional social workers. The School offers accredited programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels, and serves as a major postgraduate training center for hundreds of practitioners in the New York region. The School's Master of Social Work (MSW) program is distinguished for its focus on clinical social work, and for the education of relationship-centered, reflective practitioners. NYU Silver has developed unique educational partnerships with over 500 public and non-profit agencies throughout the tri-state area. Students collectively provide more than one half-million hours of service each year through their field placements and volunteer work. The School's faculty are involved in an extraordinary range of scholarly research initiatives, work intensively with government and community-based agencies, and play key roles in major social work journals. For more information, please visit

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NYU Silver School of Social Work Dean Lynn Videka to Speak on ‘Women and Leadership’ – Feb. 24

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