Newberry attorney addresses Women’s Leadership Gathering

Posted on March 13, 2015

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Lisa Senn

The second Women’s Leadership Gathering celebrating Women’s History Month at Erskine was led by Newberry attorney and Erskine trustee Lisa Robinson Senn ’81 Tuesday, March 10.

“I really like the way that Mrs. Senn encouraged us to deal with misogyny,” freshman Rebecca Reiter of Anderson said. “Rather than using forceful words or witty arguments to prove our strength or intelligence, women should step back and quietly allow others to see the problem.”

Senn recounted one of her first experiences in court, Reiter said, in which a male lawyer pointed his finger in her face and “ordered the judge to ‘make that little girl sit down.’” Senn stood quietly while the judge ordered the lawyer to sit down “because such treatment would not be tolerated in the judge’s court.”

Senn is the mother of Mary Alex Senn Kopp ’11, who spoke at last week’s Women’s Leadership Gathering, and Rob Senn ’09. She was selected to deliver the Cardwell Lecture at Erskine in 2012.

Dr. Beth Larkin Taylor ’78, Director of Secondary Education for Greenwood District 50 and former principal of Greenwood High School, is scheduled to speak at a Women’s Leadership Gathering Tuesday, March 24, at 11 a.m. in the Living Hope Room of Watkins Student Center. Both male and female students are invited to attend these events.

“In addition to our Women’s Leadership Gatherings, we will be taking three students to the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Conference on March 13,” Coordinator for Campus Life Kaley Lindquist said.