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Wednesday, October 21, 2020Special Event

Navigating as a Female CEO - Emilie M. Lonardi, Ph.D.

Navigating as a Female CEO - Emilie M. Lonardi, Ph.D.

Navigating as a Female CEO


Despite accounting for 50% of the population, women only hold 25% of the five critical C-suite positions, and only 6% are CEO positions. So what is it like to navigate as a female CEO in a male-dominated workplace?


Join us on Wednesday, October 21st to find out! At this Women's Roundtable, sponsored by Miles Financial Management, Inc., we connect with Dr. Emilie Lonardi, Superintendent of Downingtown Area School District as she discusses the challenges she has faced - and continues to face - and has overcome to be where she is at today.


During this presentation, Dr. Lonardi will cover:

  • Gender disparity - how is it that there are so few female superintendents, despite teaching being a predominantly female industry? 
  • Stereotypes in the daily work of school superintendents


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About the Speaker - Dr. Emilie Lonardi


Dr. Emilie Lonardi is a native of Harrisburg, PA. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from West Chester State College, in West Chester, PA; a Master of Science degree from Indiana University, in Bloomington, IN; and a Ph.D. from Penn State University in University Park, PA. Her doctoral work was in Educational Administration and after teaching for a few years, she entered school administration and continued to work as a building level and central office administrator. She was the Superintendent of the West York Area School District in York, Pennsylvania for 19 years and is now the Superintendent of the Downingtown Area School District which is the 7th largest district in PA and the largest in Chester County.  


Dr. Lonardi has served on a number of important boards, including the PA School Administrator Association, where she was president in 2018, the National Superintendents Governing Board, and the PIAA interscholastic board, where she served as the PA superintendents’ representative for all 500 districts. Additionally, Dr. Lonardi was an adjunct professor in the Educational Leadership departments of Penn State University-Harrisburg and York College of PA for many years, and has been the keynote speaker at various statewide educational events. Finally, Dr. Lonardi has the distinction of being named the 2014 Pennsylvania State “Superintendent of the Year.”



Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:30 PM thru 07:30 PM
Zoom (link upon registration)

Admission*: Members $10, Non-members $20

*Want to attend but can't afford to right now? There's an option for that! Just click "Complimentary Ticket for Impacted Members" when registering. We understand that times are tough! 



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