Q&A Meta Braymer on Leadership

Meta Braymer

Meta Braymer has always believed that more women need to be in leadership positions. And that conviction was exemplified throughout her career as she made decisions to help women succeed. One of her lasting legacies is the Leadership Colloquium @ UMW, which she founded in 1994. In the following interview, Braymer discusses leadership with me and how women can be inspired to have a more active role in leadership positions. 1. What attributes should a female leader have? Interesting that you should ask that; I was just working with the Girl Scouts on the idea of a Girl Scout Leadership Institute, and I think of their mission of building courage, commitment, and character. That sums up so much about leadership. 2. What is the best leadership advice you’ve ever received? We’ve had some fantastic speakers at the Colloquium. Early on, Mary Sue Terry in 1996 was talking about the need to be at the table – and the fact that women can always make room at the table for another person. A … [Read more...]

Seminar Descriptions

Kay Dunkley, The Reynolds Homestead

Emotional Intelligence: The New Measure of Leadership Kay Dunkley Research shows the single most influential element of leadership may be one’s level of emotional intelligence. Successful leaders who demonstrate high degrees of self-awareness, self-discipline, and empathy bring about positive benefits to the workplace. Learn ways to recognize and manage the emotional impact of situations so that you and others can work more effectively and build greater trust. Kay Dunkley is the director of the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center and has served for over 30 years in various administrative roles in higher education. Her passion is delivering the rich resources of an academic environment to meet the ever changing workforce needs of today’s businesses and industries. Riding the Crest Donna R. Tyson A wave’s natural cycle to crest and ebb is similar to the cycles in our professional and personal lives. Focus on the issues and events that can encourage productivity and help create … [Read more...]