30 June 2020
Tasha Coppett, New ILA Board Member
Welcome ILA's New Board Members!

ILA’s Board of Directors embody our values (Inclusion, Integrity, Interconnection, Interdisciplinary, International, and Impact) and includes leaders from around the world in business, nonprofits, academia, healthcare, and more. We are pleased to welcome Tasha Coppett, Mikinari Higano, Kathryn E. Johnson, Raj Narang, and Gillian Secrett to ILA's Board. Learn more about these remarkable leaders by clicking below!
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John Flynn
The Song I Didn't Play

John Flynn, an American singer-songwriter and grassroots leader, writes a moving first-person narrative of his work with New Beginnings - Next Step, a nonprofit that helps incarcerated and returning citizens to successfully transition from prison to freedom in the U.S. This deeply reflective piece discusses mutuality and hope and the powerful experience of being present in each other's lives. The article is introduced by Grassroots and the Arts for Social Change corner editor Susan J. Erenrich. (Have an idea for the corner? Read the CFP!)
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Lauren Edelman
Mentoring Students in High Stakes Roles

In this PAUSE for Pedagogy article, Lauren Edelman and Michael Gleason discuss the Leadership Challenge Event™, a unique student-led leadership simulation and competition that has provided participating high school and college students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills. The article focuses on the student fellow who provides the vision and leadership for the event each year and how Edelman and Gleason intentionally mentor these fellows. Read the article, then watch the video interview with Lauren, Michael, and PAUSE co-editor Dan Jenkins.
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Susan Madsen
A Leader Among Leaders

Susan Madsen, the founder of ILA's Women and Leadership member community (formerly the Women and Leadership Affinity Group - WLAG), is a model for all people of how to build and sustain a community of women leaders around the world. Susan's message of the importance to women of building multiple identities to "facilitate growth, engage our souls, and give life its savor," is an inspiration to people everywhere. Learn more about her multi-act career and her incredible impact on the field of women and leadership.
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Jean Lau Chin
In Memory of Jean Lau Chin

On 13 May 2020, the ILA lost a great warrior for leadership, equity, and diversity to COVID-19. Jean Lau Chin was the co-editor of ILA's 2017 book Global and Culturally Diverse Leaders and Leadership: New Dimensions and Challenges for Business, Education and Society as well as the co-editor of a regular column on Global & Culturally Diverse Leadership for this newsletter. In fact, one of the last articles Jean published was “Crisis Leadership During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Xenophobia,” which came out in the 26 March 2020 Interface newsletter. In this tribute, Jean's co-editor Joseph Trimble and colleague Josephine Tan describe Jean's legacy.
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