Sheila Dundon,to Be Guest Speaker at the National Steinbeck Center

On January 4, 2013, The National Steinbeck Center will host guest speaker Sheila Dundon from 5-8pm.
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Oct. 31, 2012 - PRLog -- Press Contact: Marci Bracco Cain/Chatterbox PR (831) 747-7455

Sheila Dundon, President of Priority Leadership Group and Creator of RISE Leadership Forum to Be Guest Speaker at the National Steinbeck Center

MARINA, CA – The National Steinbeck Center is excited to welcome its January 2013 guest speaker, Sheila Dundon, on First Friday, January 4, 2013. First Friday is a community free evening of art and cultural events at the National Steinbeck Center from 5-8PM.

Dundon will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Rita Room with her topic, Advancing Women Leaders: The Win/Win Solution, on the current lack of women’s representation in senior positions and what can be done. This free event will coincide with the last week of Honoring Women's Rights: Echoing Visual Voices Together, an exhibition that examines and explores the social, political and economic issues related to women's activism.

As President of Priority Leadership Group, an organizational effectiveness and leadership company, Dundon is passionate about helping people transform into leaders who consistently get results and awaken that desire in others. Dundon recently launched RISE Leadership Forum, a leadership development program for women only, that advances the global movement to increase women’s representation in senior leadership.

Brief summary
While we have made great strides since winning the right to vote, women are nowhere near an equal representation in leadership roles compared to men. The message from successful women leaders at the top strongly points to a change in tactics and assumptions if we want to increase the number of women leading our organizations. Low numbers of women in our leadership positions is no longer just a gender equity issue; it’s a financial equity loss. The research consistently points to more women in the C-suite and the Boardroom leads to increased organizational and financial performance.
Ms. Dundon will reveal the social conditioning barriers that actively reinforce gender bias by both men and women in our organizations today. She will share tactics women can take to achieve the career advancement results, and strategies organizations must consider to thrive. Ms. Dundon believes that by influencing the delta from multiple perspectives, organizations have the potential to increase their competitive advantage with high potential women who will lead them there.

About the National Steinbeck Center
The National Steinbeck Center is located at One Main Street in Salinas, California, the birthplace of John Steinbeck. It is a museum and cultural institution with a mission to engage people in the exploration of culture, issues and the arts relevant to our times, inspired by the words of John Steinbeck. The Center offers multiple visitor experiences: the John Steinbeck Exhibition Hall and changing art and cultural exhibits with a variety of education and public programs. For more information about this and other events, visit our website at
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