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Kathryn Heath to speak on women and leadership at 5th annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture

Please join us for the 5th annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture, on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 6 p.m., at the UNC School of Social Work. This year’s speaker is Kathryn Heath, Ph.D., a long-time member of the School’s Board of Advisors and a partner in the consulting firm Flynn Heath Holt Leadership (FHHL) of Charlotte. Heath’s presentation is titled, “Break Your Own Rules: How to Change Your Patterns of Thinking That Block Your Success.” The lecture will be held in the auditorium of the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building.

More about the speaker

Heath is a founding partner at Flynn Heath Holt, whose goal is to move women leaders forward faster. She serves as a coach, developer of leadership programs and training designer. Before co-founding FHHL, she was senior vice president and director of First University at the nation’s fourth-largest bank, First Union (now Wells Fargo). There, her inventive and results-focused approach earned her numerous awards in the field of learning and development.

Heath is the co-author of two books: “The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders” (2017) and 
”Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking That Block Women’s Path to Power” (2011), which landed on the best-seller lists of The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and The Washington Post. She also co-authored the article “Women, Find Your Voice!” for the Harvard Business Review (June 2014).

Heath earned her B.A. in education (UNC-Chapel Hill), M.Ed. in counseling (UNC-Charlotte) and Ph.D. in child development and family relations (UNC-Greensboro). With her husband Thomas Webb, also a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, Heath established the Heath-Webb Student Loan Fund, which assists UNC School of Social Work students who are facing financial emergencies. In addition to the School’s Board of Advisors, Heath has served on the N.C. Social Services Commission.

More about the Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture

UNC School of Social Work alumnus and Board of Advisors member Bobby Boyd, MSW ’69, received a Distinguished Alumni Award in May 2009. He retired in October 2008 from a 30-year career as director of Catawba County Social Services.

The lecture series is made possible by the Bobby Boyd Leadership Fund at the School of Social Work, which was established by Boyd’s former staff at the Catawba County Department of Social Services, the Social Services Board and Catawba County Commissioners.

With the purpose of sustaining Boyd’s vision of focusing on results and excellence in public service, the fund supports leadership development and opportunities for UNC School of Social Work students. The Bobby Boyd Lecture Series provides a forum for leaders from various fields of practice to discuss their experiences and their use of specific strategies to provide leadership aimed to promote social change interventions.