Universities, Careers and Women
Friday September 19, 2008
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Venue: The Italian Academy
1161 Amsterdam Avenue (between 117th and 118th Streets)
New York (directions and online map).
This research symposium brought together leading faculty and researchers in the area of social economics with distinguished speakers in business, universities and the professions. The speakers presented research and observations on the impact of the revolution in participation rates of women in higher education and on their subsequent career advancement in the professions — including law, business, medicine, engineering, science and academia. A panel of leading practitioners and academics discussed the implications of these research results for today's education of women in American universities.
|8:30 – 8:45 AM||Breakfast and Conference Registration.|
|8:45 – 9:00 AM|
Welcome and Introduction (Video link on YouTube)
|9:00 – 9:45 AM|
Keynote Presentation: "Education and Careers: Insights from The Harvard and Beyond Project"
|9:45 – 11:15 AM|
Research Panel: "Women in the Professions: Business, Medicine, Law, Engineering, Science and Academia"
(15 minute presentations, 30 minute Q & A)
|11:15 – 11:30 AM||Coffee Break|
|11:30 – 1:00 PM|
Panel discussion: "Career Issues Faced by Women in Universities and in Business"
|1:00 – 2:00 PM||Closing Remarks and Buffet Lunch|
Goldin, Claudia, and Lawrence F. Katz, “Transitions: Career and Family Life Cycles of the Educational Elite,” American Economic Review, 2008, 98(2): 363–69.
Goldin, Claudia, in R. Ehrenberg and F. Blau, eds., “Career and Family: College Women Look to the Past,” Gender and Family Issues in the Workplace, New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press (1997), pp. 20-58.
Goldin, Claudia, in R. Ehrenberg and F. Blau, eds., “The Long Road to the Fast Track: Career and Family,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 596 (Nov. 2004), pp. 20-35.
Niederle, Muriel, and Lise Vesterlund, “Do Women Shy away from Competition? Do Men Compete Too Much?,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 2007, Vol. 122, No. 3: 1067-1101.
Preston, Anne, “Women Leaving Science,” conference paper, Spring 2006.
Reyes, Jessica Wolpaw, “Reaching Equilibrium in the Market for Obstetricians and Gynecologists,” American Economic Review, 2007, vol. 97, issue 2, pages 407-411.