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Monday, January 17, 2011

UW Psychology Lecture on Gender Stereotyping

UW's Psychology Department always does a series of lectures in the spring. I thought this one would interest our readers.

Gender Stereotypes -
How They Discourage Unconventional Career Choices and Limit Opportunities

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, Kane Hall, Room 120
Speakers: Sapna Cheryan, Alice Eagly

Women continue to be underrepresented in the sciences and engineering and in leadership positions within politics and business despite considerable gains made in other areas over the last few decades. Drs. Cheryan and Eagly examine the social and structural obstacles that contribute to this underrepresentation. They also will share promising individual strategies and institutional interventions that promote gender equality in traditionally male-dominated domains.

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