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“Have you ever jumped off a 20-foot cliff?”

That’s what one 4th grader from David C. Barrow Elementary School in Athens, Georgia, asked his classmates during an opening activity in leadership at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. The class and their teachers discovered that quite a few have.

The 75 students participated in a half-day of leadership activities led by Fanning faculty.

Even though women make up about half of the American workforce, fewer women rise to positions of prominence than would be expected based on their numbers and early successes. Understanding the gender gap in leadership and challenges of women in leadership was the focus of a two-day opening retreat for young women professionals held at UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.

Athens, Ga. — Members of the Advisory Board for UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development convened today to discuss the Institute’s strategic plan.

UGA President Jere Morehead welcomed the board members and thanked them for their support of the Institute. Dink NeSmith, board chair, then offered opening remarks and facilitated a discussion of Fanning’s strategic plan that includes both programmatic and operational goals for 2015-2020. Faculty and students updated the board on new curriculum, initiatives and projects.