The New Majority? The Past, Present, and Future of Women in the Workplace
Sep 09, 2011
from 01:00 PM to 05:30 PM
|Where||Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, Harvard University|
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A Schlesinger Library Symposium Honoring the Legacy of Clara Schiffer
1–5:30 p.m., Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, 617-495-8600
Women's increasing employment for pay has transformed households, workplaces, and social life over the past half-century. Now women workers make up half the labor force. While women are the breadwinners in their families more and more often, have their jobs, their pay scales, and their opportunities for advancement gained parity with men's? At this symposium, speakers with a wide range of involvement in the labor movement, labor law, and social policy will discuss what has changed, what has not, and what lies ahead.
This event is free and open to the public.
Speakers and Presentations
Welcome by Drew Faust, Harvard University President
Remarks about Clara Schiffer by Lois Schiffer
Marsha S. Berzon ’66
Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
"Working Women in the Courts: Where Are We After Forty Years?"
Former Director, 9to5, and current Director, Family Values @ Work Consortium
"Working Women Organizing"
President, Institute for Women's Policy Research
"Achieving Equality and Lifting the Floor"
Trinity College of Arts and Sciences Professor of History, Duke University
“An Unfinished Revolution: Women’s Organizing for Workplace Justice in Historical Perspective”
General Counsel, AFL-CIO
"How Today’s Unions are Working to Meet the Needs of Women Workers"
Founder, Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers; Union Organizer
"Changing Unions, Changing Work"