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IAP 2011 Activity

Women in the Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities in the Workplace
Rachel Greenberg, Elizabeth Young, Alicia Erwin
Mon Jan 24, 12-01:30pm, Coffeehouse, W20

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Single session event

“For the first time in our nation's history, women now represent half of all workers and are becoming the primary breadwinners in more families than ever before” (Maria Shriver, A Woman’s Nation). In the sciences, however, women continue to be underrepresented; according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2009, women represent only about 30% of workers in life, physical, and social science occupations and earn about 88% of what men in the field earn. In addition, women experience unique challenges throughout their careers and can make missteps during the job search process or in their jobs that could cost them the position, a promotion, etc. Come hear from our panel how they achieved their successes, what mistakes they made along the way, and what special issues you will need to consider as a woman in the sciences! RSVP through CareerBridge, below.
Web: http://www.myinterfase.com/mit/student
Contact: Rachel Greenberg, 12-170, x3-4733, ragreenb@mit.edu
Sponsor: Global Education and Career Development
Cosponsor: Office of Undergrad. Advising/Academic Programming
Latest update: 13-Dec-2010

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