The Gender Wage Gap: Strategies for the Future

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February 20, 2009

University of Pittsburgh School of Law  

Why do women still earn so much less than men? Why is the gender wage gap significantly worse in Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania? What new legal and policy strategies might help to address these persistent inequalities? Nationally recognized scholars in law, economics, and public policy will address these questions, with responses by state and local political and nonprofit leaders and by a panel of prominent women graduates of the University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies.

Friday, February 20, 2009
8:30–9 a.m. Coffee and welcoming remarks
9–10 a.m. Morning Keynote: Jocelyn Frye, National Partnership for Women & Families
10:15–11:45 a.m. Panel One: Research on the Gender Wage Gap

Panelists are Sabina Deitrick and Chris Briem (University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research), Charles Wilf (Duquesne University), and Lise Vesterlund (University of Pittsburgh); moderated by Sabina Deitrick

Noon–1:30 p.m. Lunch and Keynote: Linda Babcock, Carnegie Mellon University
1:45–3:15 p.m. Panel Two: Law and Public Policy

Panelists are Heather Arnet (Women and Girls Foundation), Deborah Brake (University of Pittsburgh School of Law), Jane Orie (Pennsylvania State Senate), and Doug Shields (Pittsburgh City Council); moderated by Susan Frietsche (Women’s Law Project)

3:30–5 p.m. Panel Three: Bringing It Home: Professional Women and Strategies for Success

Panelists are University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies alumni Mary Francis Gargotta, ’79 (Marc USA); Terri L. Gebrosky Marts, ‘81 (Washington Group International); Anna Roman, ‘82 (UPMC); moderated by Susan Blackall Hansen (University of Pittsburgh)

5–6 p.m. Reception

This event is open to the public.

To register, click here.

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