For Legal Counsel & Compliance Officers

Workshops for Legal Counsel & Compliance Officers

Two factors have stalled women’s advancement in science: implicit bias and lack of family-friendly policies. Mary Ann Mason, UC Berkeley, and Joan C. Williams, UC Hastings, have engaged in more than 20 years of original research to determine when and why women drop out of the pipeline and to develop tools to help universities retain women scientists.

Do Babies Matter? II (15 mins)

This workshop addresses the fact that although women now receive more than 50% of PhDs, there are far fewer women than men at the top of the academic hierarchy; these women at the top are paid somewhat less than men, and they are much less likely than men to have children. Three versions are offered: version I is focused on women in STEM fields; version II covers postdoctoral scholars and graduate students; version III covers academic women in all disciplines.

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Double Jeopardy?: How Gender Bias Differs by Race (24 mins)

This workshop explores how the experience of gender bias differs by race. It’s based on a study that was done for Tools for Change where we interviewed 60 women of color in science. What we have done is look specifically at how women of color experience gender bias and how that experience differs from the experience of white women.

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Some Things Are Illegal (16 mins)

This workshop gives a short introduction to three developments that may make universities more vulnerable to lawsuits than they have traditionally been. The first is a new but rapidly growing area of the law called Family Responsibilities Discrimination. Title IX compliance is the second; it prohibits pregnancy discrimination and may require maternity leave for students, graduate students and postdocs. The workshop also provides an introduction to the kinds of gender stereotyping that can give rise to difficulties in the event of a lawsuit.

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