The Gender Leadership Gap: Barriers and Bias in the Academy and Beyond

Event Information

Date & Time
February 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Emergent Research
Event Type
Lecture

Kevin Miller, Senior Researcher at the American Association of University Women (AAUW), gives the February Emergent Research lecture. About the talk:

In almost every industry and institution, men occupy leadership positions at a vastly disproportionate rate. For instance, in the private sector workforce, white men in particular are nearly twice as likely to be executives as would be expected by chance. Women now receive the majority of university degrees at almost all levels, including the doctoral level, and women now make up the majority of junior faculty and instructors at many colleges and universities. But as in other sectors, leaders at universities are still disproportionately likely to be men. Will time alone close the gender leadership gap in the academy? What can be done to eliminate the barriers and bias facing women? Kevin Miller of the American Association of University Women will review statistical information and research on the gender leadership gap, with a focus on issues facing women in the academy.

Sponsored by the University Library and the ADVANCE program.

Emergent Research events are aimed at better understanding the various types of research undertaken across campus, particularly as they relate to library services and support, opportunities for collaboration, data management and preservation, and beyond. 

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