Annenberg Research Seminar: Joanne Martin, Stanford University
ASC 207, 12:00 p.m.
Please join students and faculty for a presentation by Dr. Joanne Martin, Fred H. Merrill Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University, entitled "Institutional Interlocks and the Process of Socially Constructing Gender: Why Is Gender Inequality So Hard to Change?" From Dr. Martin: "Gender inequality persists, even after massive efforts to change it. This [presentation] examines a part of a large-scale effort to introduce community college level computer training for women, as well as men, in over 150 countries. We focus on two programs in Mexico that were exceptionally successful in attracting and graduating women, compared to programs in other countries. We found that even in this ‘successful’ setting micro level gendered interactions in family and romantic and peer social settings, as well as in the classroom and in the post graduation job market, effectively blocked most women from using the skills they had worked so hard to attain. Implications for planned change, in the gender arena, are discussed." Lunch will be served.
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