Women collaborating

Who should attend: 

  • Female-identifying professionals and aspiring professionals
  • Leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Human Resource Professionals

Jodi Vandenberg-Daves

Jodi Vandenberg-Daves  Profile of Jodi Vandenberg-Daves


Specialty areas:

women's history; social and cultural history; history of motherhood; gender, race, and leadership

Jodi Vandenberg-Daves, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UW-La Crosse, teaching on topics of women’s history and women’s leadership. Her work is about helping people grow, as students and as aspiring or current professionals, while collaborating with others to create better workplace and community environments where people from of all backgrounds and identities can thrive. Her work involves community education initiatives, corporate consulting, and three years of service as the Executive Director, Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council (2015-2018), where she provided leadership for the Council's efforts to create diverse and inclusive workplaces and communities. In 2019, she developed a mentoring program linking UWL students to women community leaders. She is a frequent speaker on topics of inclusive organizations and gender issues in the workplace, as well as women’s history, in venues such as the Chamber of Commerce, the American Association of University Women, and the La Crosse Downtown Rotary.  Vandenberg-Daves is the author of two history books, including Modern Motherhood:  An American History (Rutgers University Press, 2014), a book of poems, and numerous research and popular articles on gender issues.