From The Marvel Universe to Star Trek, professors from the U.S. Air Force Academy discuss leadership and gender themes using the context of pop culture. Drawing from their experience and academic expertise in the behavioral sciences, panelists provide educational examples from psychology, sociology, human-robot interactions, organizational leadership, and more to highlight successes, challenges, and opportunities for understanding the role of gender in the leadership dynamic. The format of the session will be a moderated panel discussion, but will also engage and interact with the audience by encouraging dialogue and open questions. Pop culture offers a reflection of society and a context for understanding its challenges and opportunities. This panel brings together distinguished professors from the U.S. Air Force Academy to examine and discuss gender, culture, stereotypes, leadership themes, and lessons from pop culture to help educators recognize and present these topics to students in an accessible way. Topics will explore a range of examples related to gender and leadership by highlighting characters such as Captain Marvel, cultural dynamics such as those depicted in Black Panther, gender issues and roles related to robots, artificial intelligence, and technology such as those depicted in Star Trek and Blade Runner, and much more. This discussion will examine how these examples are reflected in society today, and their potential future. The session will appeal to all Pop Culture Con attendees, but it will be especially relevant to educators who may be looking for ways to integrate similar concepts and material into their classrooms. Professionals may also find this panel’s approach to be a valuable way to understand and articulate leadership, gender, or cultural challenges in their own organizations. Ultimately, this session will help attendees recognize, understand, and value these topics, and create opportunities for more inclusive, considerate, and effective approaches for addressing them in society.