Speakers of the 2019 IUPUI Women's Conference

Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar

Nasser H. Paydar serves as the fifth chancellor of IUPUI having begun his tenure in 2015. He was initially appointed to the IUPUI faculty in the School of Engineering and Technology in 1985. In 2004, he became vice chancellor and dean of IUPUC in Columbus, and in 2007, he was appointed chancellor of Indiana University East in Richmond. He returned to IUPUI as executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer in 2012, leading campuswide strategic planning efforts before his appointment as chancellor.

Amy Warner

Panel Facilitator

Amy Conrad Warner, vice chancellor for community engagement, develops mutually beneficial partnerships between IUPUI and organizations that make central Indiana a better place to live, work, and learn. Warner aligns university resources with partners to fuel economic development, improve the quality of life, and address critical societal issues in Indiana and beyond.

2019 Plenary Speaker

Ellen Kossek

Managing Work-Life Boundaries in the Digital Age

Ellen Ernst Kossek, is the Basil S. Turner Professor at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, and the research director of the Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. She is the first elected president of the Work-Family Researchers Network. She is a fellow in the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, and the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Her award-winning research examines transforming gender, workplace flexibility, and work–family-life organizational practices. She has won a Work-Life Legacy award for helping to build or advance the work-life movement. She won the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Work-Family Research Excellence award and the Sage Scholarly Achievement award for advancing understanding of gender and diversity in organizations. Prior to becoming a professor, she worked on human resource issues for major corporations in the United States, Asia, and Europe. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College, her Master of Business Administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. from Yale University.