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SPW April 2016 Event
Professor Emerita Myra Strober on her personal experiences in the Women's Movement
Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Arrillaga Alumni Center, Fisher Conference Center
326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA
Please note that there are limited seats available; sign up now so you don't miss out! No wait list, no walk-ins.
Come hear from one of the pioneers in the women's movement. Professor Emerita Myra Strober has helped lead us to move to a new era where opting in to "lean in" on career vs. family is a choice that women now have, but this was not always the case in the recent past. Then, women's contributions were devalued and very restricted both in work and in the household, and breaking the glass ceiling to hold more than secretarial or teaching jobs was considered revolutionary.
In her brand new memoir Sharing the Work, Strober highlights her experiences in finding her life's work: to study and fight sexism, in the workplace, in academia, and at home. Myra Strober was the first woman faculty member at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and the founding director of Stanford’s Center for Research on Women (now the Clayman Institute for Gender Research). During her tumultuous career, she fought bias on multiple fronts, in theory and in practice. She continues the work today and invites us to join her. She will read to us from her new memoir, Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others.)
Copies of Professor Strober's new book will be available for purchase at the event from Stanford Bookstore, as well as some of her earlier works.
About Our Speaker
Professor Emerita Myra Strober
Myra Strober is both professor emerita in the Graduate School of Education and of economics (by courtesy) at the Graduate School of Business. Her research focuses on gender issues at work, work-life balance, the economics of childcare and interdisciplinary work. She is the founding director of the Stanford Center for Research on Women (now the Clayman Institute for Gender Research). Professor Strober has authored numerous articles on occupational segregation, women in the professions and management, the economics of childcare, feminist economics and the teaching of economics. She has also been an expert witness in cases involving the valuation of work in the home, sex discrimination, and sexual harassment.
Learn more about her latest book here: https://mitpress.mit.edu/sharingwork
6:30 pm Check-in and reception
7:15 pm Talk by Professor Emerita Myra Strober
9:00 pm Event ends
$25 SPW members (Please watch out for your member code in your member email from SPW. If you are not a member yet, learn more about SPW and join us here: http://stanford.io/1VGhZY5, then return to this page and enter your discount code to be able to purchase one ticket at the member rate.)
$40 Guests / Regular Ticket
All ticket options include hors d'oeuvres (light snacks), beverages, dessert, and the Program.
Advance registration is required (no walk-ins accepted). Please note that SPW issues no refunds. Credit card payment and registrations will be accepted for this event online only.
Parking options: Street parking and parking lots are available surrounding Arrillaga Alumni Center on Memorial Way and on Galvez Street.
Questions? Email SPW Event Organizer Ellen Brigham, MA '79, at email@example.com.