PFWF Events 2010-11

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

  • 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 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.