LSU CxC to Host Panel Discussion on Women & Communication in the Workplace Wednesday

11/19/2013 01:04 PM

BATON ROUGE – On Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m, LSU Communication Across the Curriculum, or CxC, will host a panel discussion, “How She Does It: Women Leaders & Communication in the Workplace,” in the LSU Engineering Annex Building, Walk Room. This session is free and open to all LSU students and faculty, but RSVP is required due to seating limitations.

There’s an international discussion happening right now about the gender leadership and ambition gaps and CxC is bringing it to campus. This high-powered panel of local female professionals will talk with students about the opportunities and challenges they’ve faced in their respective industries and how keen communication skills have propelled them into successful careers.

The panel will be moderated by Lexi Debrock, marketing coordinator for Postlethwaite & Netterville, and an LSU graduate. Panelists include:

  • Gentry Brann, Vice President of Global Communications & Marketing, CB&I

  • Dima Ghawi, Manager of Talent Development, IBM

  • Ellen Martin, Environmental, Health & Safety Leader, Dow

  • Mikki Ceasar Mathews, Government Banker, J.P. Morgan Securities

  • Kathleen Gary, Learning from Incidents Global Process Owner, Shell Oil Company

CxC works with LSU faculty to train, mentor and recognize students who demonstrate exceptional skills in written, spoken, visual and technological communication. CxC is focused on enhancing learning experiences for students and preparing them for today’s highly competitive, communication-centered marketplace. For more information, visit communication-centered marketplace. For more information, visit

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013