It’s the Little Steps Along the Way

Dr. Wenwen Ni

Dr. Wenwen Ni is an Assistant Professor at Sonoma State University. She has a Ph.D. in social psychology from UCLA, and her work broadly examines the experiences of underrepresented groups including women in leadership and college students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds. She focuses on how social and environmental cues can affect identity and feelings of belonging, particularly when members of underrepresented groups are interacting with majority group members. Dr. Ni was a Senior Project Manager with Artitudes Design before pursuing her doctorate at UCLA.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Why Dr. Wenwen Ni decided to get a doctorate degree in social psychology
  • What went right for Dr. Ni as she pursued her dreams
  • How social and environmental cues affect identity and feelings of belonging for women leaders
  • How to normalize women in leadership roles
  • Dr. Ni’s thoughts on gender bias in the events industry
  • What factors play into the psychology of belonging?
  • Dr. Ni explains what she currently teaches, talks about the most impactful piece of advice she has received, and shares her advice to women with a desire to take up leadership roles
  • Dr. Ni’s superpower and how to get in touch with her

In this episode…

Did you know that there are many social, economic, and environmental factors that have a big impact on women leaders? These include social status, feedback from both male and fellow female leaders, and being surrounded by other female leaders in the workplace.

Dr. Wenwen Ni’s quest to understand the social psychology of underrepresented groups has helped her learn so much about how different psychological factors influence such groups in society. She encourages women leaders to have mentors and female role models to help guide them get to where they want to be.

In this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show, Dr. Wenwen Ni, an Assistant Professor at Sonoma State University, joins Andrea Heuston to talk about the various psychological factors that affect women in leadership roles. Dr. Ni shares her thoughts on gender bias in the events industry, explains how social and environmental factors influence women in the workplace, and talks about the importance of taking small steps to reach your goals. Stay tuned.

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