WORKING LUNCH SERIES
All sessions include a soup and salad lunch and are free.
Oscar Ritchie Hall – Room 250
Women Faculty with children struggle to maintain professional and parental responsibilities and to advance within academia. In addition, many experience a sense of isolation within the academy. The baby penalty, as described by Mason, Wolfinger, and Goulden, is evidenced by the 20 percent greater likelihood of fathers to secure tenure than mothers and the 3-fold greater probability of childless women securing tenure-track positions than their counterparts with children.
The objectives of this workshop are to:
- Identify the ways in which faculty mothers facce a "maternal wall"
- Learn from other faculty mothers at various stages of navigating their academic careers
- Connect with others to share experiences of academic motherhood