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Dr. Cynthia Peterson and Denise Koessler are 'leaning in'


The popular book, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg made waves when it was published. It suggested women need to take it upon themselves to become leaders in the workforce.

Sandberg, to summarize, argued that women need to not let society tell them how to behave and that society as a whole needs to move past established gender roles.

Denise Koessler, President of Systers: Women in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, came on our show to tell us how she and other students decided it was time for women in computer sciences and engineering to join together to make a leadership change on UT’s campus as well.

Dr. Cynthia Peterson, the Associate Dean of Academic Personnel at UT, also spoke, saying she felt strongly about Sandberg’s teachings as a fellow woman in power.