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Business dean to discuss women in workplace

In Minneapolis Sept. 20

The future of women in the workplace will be discussed by the College of Business Dean Brenda Flannery Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the luncheon of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Women’s Council.

2011-09-19
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [9-15-11]

The future of women in the workplace will be discussed by Minnesota State University, Mankato College of Business Dean Brenda Flannery Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the luncheon of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Women’s Council.

The luncheon, open to Chamber members and the public, starts at 11:30 a.m. in the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel, 1001 Marquette Ave. S., Minneapolis. Flannery’s talk starts at approximately 12:15 p.m.

Flannery will talk about her experience as a female higher education leader, female enrollment trends in business schools, and how women leaders are contributing in 21st-century businesses and industries.

Flannery was named Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Business dean earlier this year.

Before that she taught entrepreneurship, leadership and management at Minnesota State Mankato since 1996, initiating new programs in service learning, entrepreneurship, leadership and international education.

From 2006 to 2009 she served as the university’s assistant vice president for undergraduate studies and international education.

Highly respected by students and fellow faculty as a teacher and an administrator, she was named “Professor of the Year” on three occasions by the university’s Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity.

She has served on boards of directors for a number of regional entrepreneurship organizations and schools, and for two years was a guest panelist on “Mental Engineering,” a nationally syndicated Twin Cities Public Television program about television advertising.

She led development of the university’s web-based curriculum design system, which was named one of Campus Technology magazine’s top technology innovations. Her leadership helped propel

MBA enrollment at Minnesota State Mankato’s Edina satellite site, where demand for master’s-degree completion courses has nearly tripled in the last two years.

She has conducted and published considerable research about environmental decision-making and experiential education.

Flannery earned a Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska and undergraduate and MBA degrees at Western Illinois University.

The Minnesota State Mankato College of Business educates undergraduate and MBA students in accounting, finance, management, marketing and international business. For five consecutive years the college’s MBA program has been listed as one of the nation’s best in The Princeton Review business school guidebook.

Those who want more information or who wish to register for the Sept. 20 luncheon and Flannery’s talk may go to http://www.minneapolischamber.org/chamber_calendar.php.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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