Overcoming Stereotypes and Gender Barriers - Leadership Lessons

Buidling blocks on a table.

Don't let obstacles stand in the way of your leadership.

Kemper Lewis

Kemper Lewis headshot.

Dinah Weisberg

Dinah Weisberg headshot.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Noon-1 p.m. EST

Think about this: “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it”. Wise words, right? Those are the same wise words that helped propel Dinah Gueldenpfennig Weisberg to greatness. As CEO of REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. and accomplished professional racecar driver and instructor, Dinah has spent a lifetime overcoming stereotypes and barriers. 

Join UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean, Kemper Lewis, as he and Dinah discuss how obstacles can become the building blocks to leadership. 

About Kemper Lewis & Dinah Weisberg
Dr. Kemper Lewis, PMBA '03, is the dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where he oversees the school’s nine departments, including faculty, staff and over 7,500 students. He is a global leader in engineering design, system optimization and advanced manufacturing. He is also the Moog Professor of Innovation in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and served as department chair prior to being named dean.  For his full biography, please click here.

Dinah Weisberg, BS '87, is the CEO and President of REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. She is the daughter of founders Klaus and Brigitte Gueldenpfennig and has grown up with the company, learning its ins and outs by working in just about every department. She began as an intern but rose through the ranks eventually to Vice President of Planning and Government Program Administration in 2004. But she didn't stop there. In 2012 Dinah was promoted to Executive Vice President, and in January 2017 she became the company’s President.  Since stepping into the role of President and then CEO less than a year later, Dinah has overseen instrumental changes at REDCOM, particularly when it comes to company culture and strategic vision. She is an experienced and natural leader who understands that the best thing she can do in her role is to hire exceptional employees and let them do their jobs. For her full biography, please click here.