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PFWF Events 2016-17

Annual Phoebe S. Leboy Lecture featuring Anne-Marie Slaughter

Annual Phoebe S. Leboy Lecture featuring Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter is the President and CEO of New America and the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009-2011 she served as the director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002–2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School from 1994-2002. She has written or edited seven books, including “the Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World”, “Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family”, and “A New World Order”,  and is a frequent contributor to a number of publications, including The Atlantic, Financial Times, and Project Syndicate. In 2012, she published “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” in The Atlantic, which quickly became the most read article in the history of the magazine and helped spark a renewed national debate on the continued obstacles to genuine full male-female equality. She is married to Professor Andrew Moravcsik; they live in Princeton with their two sons.


Date: March 17, 2017

Time: 3-4:30pm

Location: Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall


Couldn't make it? Listen to the lecture here

Gender, Power, and Influence in Organization Life

Gender, Power, and Influence in Organization Life

A workshop with G. Richard Shell, Thomas Gerrity Professor, Professor of Legal
Studies, Business Ethics, and Management - and Chair of the Legal
Studies and Business Ethics Department -- the Wharton School


Date: February 21, 2017

Time: 12-1:30pm

Location: Penn Bookstore, 2nd Floor Event Space

Making Your Voice Heard

Making Your Voice Heard

A workshop with Marjorie Brody. 

Marjorie Brody is Founder & CEO of BRODY Professional Development. She is a Certified Speaking Professional, Hall of Fame Speaker, and Professional Certified Coach, who helps leaders identify strategies & enhance skills for success. Marjorie is author of 30+ books on a variety of professional development topics, including “Career MAGIC: A Woman’s Guide to Reward & Recognition.” Marjorie has spoken to many women’s groups, and always receives high scores from participants.


Date: February 3, 2017

Time: 3-4:30 pm

Location: Annenberg 500


Couldn't make it? View a video of the workshop here.

Conflict Identification & Resolution

A workshop with Marcia Glickman

Deputy Director & Mediation Coordinator, Office of Student Contact


Date: December 6, 2016

Time: 2-3:30 PM

Location: Penn Bookstore 2nd Floor Event Space


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An Evening with PFWF at the African American Museum in Philadelphia

Private tour with reception to follow


Date: November 17, 2016

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: African American Museum of Philadelphia, 701 Arch St.

 

Is Your Work Real Science?

What the science of bias can teach us about academic judgments. 

A luncheon with Dr. Valerie Purdie-Vaughns co-sponsored with the LGBT Center, Women's Center and the Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies program. Dr. Purdie-Vaughns will discuss the role of unconscious bias in faculty hiring, promotion and retention.


Date: November 10, 2016

Time: 12-1:30pm 

Location: LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce St.

Essential Elements of Effective Letters of Recommendation & How to Avoid Gender Biases

A workshop led by Dr. Lisa Bellini (PSOM) and Dr. Rebecca Bushnell (SAS). 


Date: October 26, 2016

Time: 12-1:30pm

Location: Caster Building D26/7, 3701 Locust Walk


Couldn't make it? Listen to the audiorecording here

PFWF Events 2015-16

Spring Networking Reception

Date: May 11th, 2016

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Location: LGBT Center - 3907 Spruce St.

Symposium on Gender Bias in Scientific Publishing (co-sponsored event)

Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Time: 8:30-4:30
Featured Speaker: Nancy Hopkins, MIT

4th Annual Leboy Lecture Featuring Joan Williams, UC Hastings Implicit Racial and Gender Bias in Academia: Living With It and Changing It

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Location: 108 ARCH

Book signing to follow main lecture & Q&A.


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Penn WOMEN Connect Lunches

Faculty Club at the Inn at Penn

Penn Women Connect offers a venue for fostering relationships and discussions, linking women faculty across departments and discplines. 

What I Did On My Sabbatical: Stories from Penn Women

Date: January 28th, 2016
Time: Noon to 1:30 pm
Location: Penn Bookstore 2nd Floor Events Room 
Speakers: Diana Robertson, Wharton; Stephanie Abbuhl, Perelman School of Medicine; Holly Pittman, School of Arts and Sciences; Susan Davidson, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Susan Margulies, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences  

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FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015 SPRING NETWORKING RECEPTION

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015 SPRING NETWORKING RECEPTION

3:30pm - 5:00pm, Arch Building, 208 Auditorium 3601 Locust Walk

Honoree: Dr. Sherrill Adams

Professor of Biochemistry, Director of Faculty Advancement and Diversity, School of Dental Medicine and Past Chair - Penn Forum for Women Faculty

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FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015 MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT & WHY YOU NEED IT

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015 MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT & WHY YOU NEED IT

Penn Bookstore 2nd Floor Events Room, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Panelists: 
Dr. Samantha Butts, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Penn Medicine
Susan Sproat, Executive Director of Benefits, Human Resources
Lubna Mian, Director of Faculty Development and Equity, Office of the Provost
Dr. Andrea Boxer, Social Worker, Infertility & Reproductive Endocrinology, Penn Medicine
Karen Kille, Worklife Specialist, Human Resources

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014: FROM OVERWHELMED TO LEADING THE LIFE YOU WANT

Featured Speakers: Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One has the Time; and Stew Friedman, PhD, author of Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life and Founding Director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project

Fitts Auditorium, Penn Law School 4-5:30pm

*This event was presented by Penn Human Resources and co-sponsored by the Penn Forum for Women Faculty, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, the Penn Women’s Center, the Graduate Student Center, PSOM FOCUS on Health and Leadership for Women, and Care.com

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014: EVENT OF INTEREST - WOMEN IN SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

Speakers: Shirley Tilghman & Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
BRB Auditorium 10:30am-5:15pm
Sponsored by Perelman School of Medicine.
Contact Stephanie Yuhasz for more information.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014: 5TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF WOMEN FACULTY

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014: 5TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF WOMEN FACULTY

Featured Speaker: Dean Antonia Villaruel of the School of Nursing

Hill Pavilion at the Vet School 4:30-6pm

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014: SPRING NETWORKING LUNCH

Penn Bookstore Events Room

Speakers: Afaf Meleis & Rebecca Bushnell

THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014: GENDER DISPARITIES IN THE FACULTY EXPERIENCE: AN EMPIRICAL APPROACH

Singh Center, Glandt Forum

Speakers: Janice Madden & Stephanie Abbuhl

TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014: WOMEN & MONEY: HOW TO GROW IT, STRETCH IT, AND HAVE ENOUGH TO LAST A LIFETIME

Penn Tower Conference Room

Speakers: [Moderator] David Babbel; [Speakers] Abby McCormick, Alisa Shin, Margaret Sager

Co-Sponsors: FOCUS on Leadership for Women

MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014: PERSONAL BRANDING & MANAGING YOUR IMAGE WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall

Speakers: [Moderator] Amy Jordan; [Speakers] Marybeth Gasman & Winka Dubbeldam

FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014: ENLIGHTENED LEADERSHIP: IN LIFE, WORK, & THE ACADEMY

Glandt Forum, Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Moderator: Annie McKee

Panelists: Lee Spellman Doty, Suzy Ganz, Anita Allen, & Marilyn Jordan Taylor

Co-sponsored by TCPW

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2014: PHOEBE S. LEBOY LECTURE: WONDER WOMEN: SEX, POWER, AND THE QUEST FOR PERFECTION

Room 1203 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall 12:15-1:30pm

Debora Spar, President of Barnard College, gave an engaging talk on her journey as a "reluctant feminist." She gave an overview of her recent book, Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection, and discussed some of her initiatives to promote women's education and the interests of women faculty in academia

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013: BEYOND TENURE: BECOMING THE ARCHITECT OF YOUR DESTINY

Room 351 Steinberg-Dietrich:  2-3:30pm

A panel discussion from women faculty on different career trajectories after tenure, such as administration, influencing public policy, appearing in the media, directing research centers, & editing journals.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH 2013: NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN FACULTY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH 2013: NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN FACULTY

Raisler Lounge, Towne Building Room 225: 1:30-4:30pm

Led by Dr. Nancy Rothbard, Associate Professor of Management at Wharton, this interactive workshop will focus on the basic concepts of negotiation and will translate them to academic and gender contexts. The event is open to standing women faculty and requires registration in advance by email.

APRIL 19, 2013: THE WORK-LIFE GENDER DIVIDE IN ACADEMIA

APRIL 19, 2013: THE WORK-LIFE GENDER DIVIDE IN ACADEMIA

Panelists: Jerry Jacobs (Sociology, SAS); Stephanie Abbuhl (Emergency Medicine, SOM); Colleen Manchester (Economics, University of Minnesota); Joya Mistra (Sociology, University of Massachusetts)

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost

MARCH 13, 2013: OH, FOR A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP: SLEEP-DEPRIVATION & DECISION-MAKING

MARCH 13, 2013: OH, FOR A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP: SLEEP-DEPRIVATION & DECISION-MAKING

Speaker: David Dinges, Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry; Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology


FEBRUARY 25, 2013: OVERCOMING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS: IDEAS FOR INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE

FEBRUARY 25, 2013: OVERCOMING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS: IDEAS FOR INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE

Speaker: Dr. Susan Fiske, Princeton University

Golkin Room, Houston Hall 3PM-5PM
Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost

JANUARY 25, 2013: 4TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF WOMEN FACULTY & INAUGURAL LEBOY LECTURESHIP

JANUARY 25, 2013: 4TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF WOMEN FACULTY & INAUGURAL LEBOY LECTURESHIP

Featuring the Phoebe S. Leboy Lectureship, awarded to an outstanding scholar who catalyzes opportunities for women in academia. The inaugural recipient was Dr. Jo Handelsman (Yale University), and she presented “The Fallacy of Fairness: Progress and Challenges for Women in Science 2013.”


Roy Auditorium, Fagin Hall 3:30PM-5PM
Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost

JANUARY 9, 2013: SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING AND RESOLVING CONFLICT: A WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN FACULTY AT PENN

JANUARY 9, 2013: SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING AND RESOLVING CONFLICT: A WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN FACULTY AT PENN

Workshop led by: Michele Goldfarb, JD (Director of the Office of Student Conduct) & Marcia Glickman, JD (Lecturer in Law, Legal Writing Program)

Café 58, Irvine Auditorium 3 PM-5 PM

DECEMBER 7, 2012: MENTORING FOR ALL STAGES OF YOUR ACADEMIC CAREER

DECEMBER 7, 2012: MENTORING FOR ALL STAGES OF YOUR ACADEMIC CAREER

Fagin Hall, Room 116 3PM-5PM

MAY 1, 2012: MAY DAY GARDEN PARTY

MAY 1, 2012: MAY DAY GARDEN PARTY

Claire M. Fagin Hall Atrium Garden

MARCH 20, 2012: WOMEN & MONEY: HOW TO GROW IT, STRETCH IT, & HAVE ENOUGH TO LAST A LIFETIME - AN INTERACTIVE SYMPOSIUM FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES

MARCH 20, 2012: WOMEN & MONEY: HOW TO GROW IT, STRETCH IT, & HAVE ENOUGH TO LAST A LIFETIME - AN INTERACTIVE SYMPOSIUM FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES

3:30–5pm, Benjamin Franklin Room, 218 Houston Hall

Moderator: Olivia S. Mitchell, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, The Wharton School

Panelists:

Jennifer Crowe of TIAA-CREF;
Margaret E. W. Sager, Esq., of Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager, P.C.; and
Alisa M. Shin of Vanguard

Recent evidence suggests that women need to save much more than men for retirement. Women live longer and tend to live longer as singles during retirement; and they often fail to plan adequately for what they hoped would be their “golden years.” This symposium covered topics that women should focus on now to build a successful financial foundation for the future. Professor Olivia S. Mitchell from the Wharton School outlined key challenges for women’s future financial security, and then moderated a discussion among the panelists.

Co-sponsor: PASEF, the Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty

FEBRUARY 13, 2012: 3RD ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF WOMEN FACULTY

FEBRUARY 13, 2012: 3RD ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF WOMEN FACULTY

Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall

Honoring all awards, appointments, and promotions of full-time women faculty for the 2011 calendar year.

DECEMBER 16, 2011: TIME MANAGEMENT IN THE ELECTRONIC AGE

12 noon, The Hourglass Room at the Inn at Penn

Marjorie Bowman, M.D., MPA, Perelman School of Medicine

Technology has assisted our productivity, but can also be a source of stress and work-family conflict. What do we know? How can we manage? Come hear some ideas, share some ideas, commiserate and celebrate!

NOVEMBER 17, 2011: REMOVING THE GENDER HURDLES THAT HINDER THE PACE AND SUCCESS OF WOMEN FACULTY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

NOVEMBER 17, 2011: REMOVING THE GENDER HURDLES THAT HINDER THE PACE AND SUCCESS OF WOMEN FACULTY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

3:30pm, 2000 Vagelos

Geraldine Richmond, Ph.D., Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon, USA

Dr. Richmond’s lecture focused on the hurdles women faculty face over the course of a career, and how these hurdles can zap the energy, creativity, and productivity of even the most motivated. Academic institutions must take a multilevel approach, involving senior administrators, faculty, and students, in order to create an environment where all faculty can achieve the highest level of accomplishment and scholarship in their fields.

Co-Sponsor: TCPW grant to the SAS Department of Chemistry

APRIL 26, 2011: PANEL DISCUSSION

12:00-1:30pm, Houston Hall, Class of ‘49 Auditorium

Moderator: Amy Gutmann, President and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Panelists:
   Anita Allen, Deputy Dean and Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Law School
   Deborah Anne Driscoll, Luigi Mastroianni, Jr. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine
   Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center
   Afaf Meleis, Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, School of Nursing

Co-Sponsor: Trustees’ Council of Penn Women

APRIL 1, 2011: WORK-LIFE BALANCE WORKSHOP

Lucy Tuton, Ph.D., Perelman School of MedicineLucy Tuton, Ph.D., Perelman School of Medicine

FEBRUARY 17, 2011: 2ND ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF WOMEN FACULTY

3:30-5:30pm, Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall

DECEMBER 10, 2010: NEGOTIATIONS WORKSHOP

Nancy Rothbard, Ph.D., Wharton School

This hands-on workshop introduced attendees to basic negotiation skills with translation to the academic context and summarized research in gender bias. Dr. Rothbard described current gender biases and led practice negotiation exercises

NOVEMBER 18, 2010: ISSUES FACING PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN LAW, MEDICINE, SCIENCE AND ACADEMICS

Mary Ann Mason, JD, PhD, Professor and Co-Director, Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & Family Security School of Law, University of California-Berkeley

Mary Ann Mason’s scholarship spans children and family law, policy and history. Recent works have focused on working families, in particular the issues faced by the surging numbers of professional women in law, medicine, science, and the academic world. From 2000 to 2007, she served as the first woman dean of the Graduate Division at UC Berkeley, with responsibility for nearly 10,000 students in more than 100 graduate programs. During her tenure, she championed diversity in the graduate student population, promoted equity for student parents, and pioneered measures to enhance career-life balance for all faculty. Her research findings and advocacy have been central to groundbreaking policy initiatives and the nationwide “Nine Presidents” summit on gender equity at major research universities. Professor Mason is considered a national expert on child custody issues and family law and policy, frequently addressing national and international media, conferences, and workshops on children and family issues.

MARCH 25, 2010: MIRAGES OF EQUALITY: PROGRESS OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE AT MIT, 1971-2009

Nancy Hopkins, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

FEBRUARY 16, 2010: FIRST ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF WOMEN FACULTY