Huntsman Alumni Magazine Spring 2013

Spring 2013

At USU TEDx Talk Professor Ronda Callister Advocates Reducing Barriers to Women’s Contributions

Two thirds of the illiterate people in the world are women—500 million women, to be exact.

Building on that stark fact, Huntsman School of Business Professor Ronda Callister spoke at the first ever TEDx event held at USU, in November of 2012. She used her requisite “18 minutes of innovative ideas” to describe the powerful, world-changing effects that could result from enabling women to become full contributors to human wellbeing and progress.

Dr. Callister, a professor of organizational behavior, also led a six-year, $3 million National Science Foundation grant-funded project “to improve the recruitment and advancement of women faculty in the sciences and engineering.” The work resulted in documented significant improvements in both recruitment and advancement of women at Utah State over six years, from 2003-2009.