Women in History

Women Soldiers: History and Recent Experience

Date/Time: 
04/15/2010

Joshua S. Goldstein, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, American University (Washington, DC); and Research Scholar, University of Massachusetts

Women in Corporate America, Center for the Education of Women, University of Michigan

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04/16/2010

 

Presenters: Linda Basch, National Council for Research on Women; Melissa Fisher, Georgetown University

CEW presents a panel discussion focused on women in corporate America, both on Wall Street and in fund management. Panelists include Dr. Melissa Fisher, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Georgetown University whose forthcoming book is an ethnography of the first generation of women on Wall Street (the 1950s to the present). The second panelist is Linda Basch, president of the National Council for Research on Women. Dr. Basch along with Jacki Zehner (Women in Fund Management), examined if the recent U.S. financial system's economic meltdown might have been avoided if more women had been in the fields of hedge funds and mutual funds.

International Women's Day

Date/Time: 
03/08/2010

International Women's Day

Thirty-Three Years of Women in S&E Faculty Positions

The relatively low proportion of women in academic science and engineering (S&E) has been the topic of numerous recent books, reports, and workshops. Data for 2006 show that women continue to constitute a much lower percentage of S&E full professors than their share of S&E doctorates awarded in that year. Even in psychology, a field heavily dominated by women, women were less than half of all full professors, even though they earned well more than half of doctorates in 2006.

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Activists Who Yearn For Art That Transforms: Parallels in the Black Arts and Feminist Art Movements in the United States

Date/Time: 
04/13/2010

 

Through this offering of comparative cultural and intellectual history, Professor Collins exposes links between the Black Arts Movement and the Feminist Art Movement in the United States to address a critical question that is too often tackled without seeing these movements as central: How did postwar cultural workers deeply immersed in sociopolitical movements in the United States see their role and work?

Women's History As Personal & Political: An Event in Honor of Jane S. Gould '40

Date/Time: 
03/25/2010

 

Panel Discussion:
Location: Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall, Barnard Center for Women
 
In honor of both Women's History Month and one particular woman, Jane S. Gould '40, first permanent director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, BCRW presents a discussion that remembers Jane and places her life and work in the context of the feminist movements that have improved our lives in so many ways.

Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights

Date/Time: 
02/09/2010 - 03/25/2010

A photographic exhibit:

 
Helen Suzman was a member of the South African Parliament for 36 years, from 1953-1989. She was the sole opposition voice condemning apartheid during the 13-year period (1961-1974) when she was the governing body's only member of the Progressive Party. The exhibition explores nearly four decades of Suzman's life and vision through photographs, personal letters quotations from speeches and news articles.

Expert Profile

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Kyla Bender-Baird, Research and Programs Manager, is providing the Council with a wide range of research and communications support. She received a BA in Sociology from Principia College and an MS in Women’s Studies from Towson University. Her thesis focused on transgender experiences of employment discrimination. During her time at Towson University, Kyla was a graduate assistant with the Institute for Teaching and Research on Women. On completion of her master’s degree, Kyla served as a Vaid Fellow with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute. Kyla first joined the Council as a research consultant for The Big Five initiative. She has interned previously with Planned Parenthood and the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition.

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New York, NY 10005
United States
40° 42' 17.2368" N, 74° 0' 26.0784" W

Framing Feminism - Never Go Back: The Threat to Legalized Abortion by Lorraine Sheinberg

Painting a vivid picture of life before the Roe v. Wade decision, this documentary outline the impact of Supreme Court retirements posed to accessible, legal abortion in the U.S. during the George W. Bush presidency.

Narrated by Carrie Fisher
Produced and Directed by Lorraine Sheinberg

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This is What a Feminist Looks Like

What do America Ferrera, Larry David, and Amy Brenneman have in common? They're all proud to call themselves feminists.Celebrate Women's History Month with them and other feminists by watching the special This Is What A Feminist Looks Like video.
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