Dickinson to Host Discussion on Gender Biases in the Workplace

Portraits of two women side by side.

Wilson College Chief Information Officer Amy Diehl (L) and Dickinson College Chief Information Officer and VP of Information & Technology Services Jill Forrester

Glass Walls: A Fireside Chat with Author Amy Diehl

by Phuong Hoang '26

Amy Diehl, Wilson College’s chief information officer (CIO) and co-author of the book Glass Walls: Shattering the Six Gender Bias Barriers Still Holding Women Back at Work, will join Jill Forrester, Dickinson College’s CIO and vice president of information & technology services, to discuss gender biases women face in the workplace. The program, “Glass Walls: A Fireside Chat with Author Amy Diehl,” will take place Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public and will be available as a livestream. A book sale and signing will follow the program.

Diehl will discuss the new book she co-authored with Leanne M. Dzubinski, Glass Walls. Additionally, she will provide real-life examples of women overcoming barriers and stereotypes in the professional setting. In this fireside chat, Diehl and Forrester will talk about effective methods that help women triumph over challenges in the workplace and how to foster a more inclusive and equitable work environment for all.

Diehl is a recognized leader in information technology and a researcher of gender equity. Previously, she served as associate vice president & chief information technology officer at Shippensburg University. In addition, her work has been featured in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Ms. She has received many awards, including EdTech Dean’s List of Higher Ed IT Influencers Worth a Follow (2020), Central Penn Business Journal Woman of Influence (2019), and the Women and Leadership Affinity Group Outstanding Scholarship for Emerging Scholars Award from the International Leadership Association (2016).

Forrester oversees information technology services at Dickinson including academic technology, enterprise systems, user services and infrastructure systems. Previously, she worked in other capacities at Dickinson since 2002 ranging from associate director in admissions to associate vice president for information services and director of enterprise systems.

This event is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by Information and Technology Services, the Quantitative Reasoning Center, the Women’s & Gender Resource Center, and the departments of data analytics, geosciences, international business & management, mathematics & computer science, psychology, physics & astronomy, and women’s, gender & sexuality studies.


Published March 27, 2024