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Dr. Jade Ambers Speaking & Signing “A Case Study on Gender Inequality,” Sat., Sept. 16, noon-2pm

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dr. Jade Ambers, Ph.D., will speak and sign copies of her recent work, “A Case Study on Gender Inequality,” Sat., Sept. 16, noon-2pm, at DDR Books in Downtown Watertown.

Women are gaining education, skills, strength, and have adequate drive, yet gender inequality is still blocking their advancement into senior leadership, especially in the United States Defense Industry. Using statistical analysis, Ambers’ purpose was to explore gender inequality within organizational leadership, specifically within the Department of Defense (DoD) civilian sector, to identify potential barriers ceasing the advancement of qualified women.

The main research question driving this research is: what internal and external barriers exist in the defense department regarding the professional advancement of women and what factors contribute to advancement into leadership? Follow-up questions include how veteran status, education, and gender affect leadership status in the DoD. She found that that gender inequality does still exist in the defense industry, and males and those with higher education are more likely to be promoted. Men are also more likely to become veterans, which has historically been the dividing line for women in the fight for equality. The findings of this research can be applied to all organizations to improve the lives of women and minorities, who are underrepresented in top leadership positions by giving them a voice, supporting them, and making a way for them to advance.

Dr. Jade Ambers, Ph.D., has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s of Business Administration, and a Doctorate of Business Administration from a Christian university. Ambers time as a civilian service engineer prior to relocating to a private company. She has become known as an inventor and has been developing tools to improve business flow and cutting edge technology. Ambers has two children and is a happy grandmother to six. She enjoys walking her dogs and spent several years doing triathalons and everything athletic.

DDR Books is located at 7 S. Maple in Downtown Watertown. Signed copies will be available after the 16th in-store or may be shipped for the price of postage. To reserve a copy, please email ddrbooks@wat.midco.net or call 605-868-3705.


September 16
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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