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PFWF Events 2011-12

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