Education & Education Reform

Women and girls have made substantial progress in educational attainment. Today in the US women receive more than half of all college degrees – and have almost achieved parity with men in advanced degrees in law, medicine and other disciplines. But several gaps persist, and more importantly, disparities remain among diverse women according to race, income, immigrant status and other socio-economic factors. Improving access to quality education for all students including adolescent girls and mothers needs to become a national and global priority. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

Motivations and Barriers for Women in the Pursuit of an MBA Degree

Ultimately, women need to see that their potential sacrifices will result in positive outcomes in order for them to make the decision to attend a graduate business program.Clearly, “glass ceiling” issues are perceived as very real, and the possibility of facing these issues after a substantial investment in a graduate business degree is not an encouraging prospect. These might be bigger issues than schools can influence.

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http://www.gmac.com/NR/rdonlyres/2D881F31-42CB-4365-9A34-00DA2441908C/0/RR0612_MotivationsBarriersforWomen.pdf

Women MBAs: Quick Takes

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http://www.catalyst.org/publication/250/women-mbas

Women, Religion and Electoral Politics in the Islamic Republic

Date/Time: 
04/06/2010

Speaker: Dr. Homa Hoodfar, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University, Montreal

Organized by:Department of Gender and Women's Studies - Li Ka Shing Lecture Series


Location: 340 Stephens Hall, Sultan Conference Room
 

Angela Davis Honors Beverly Guy-Sheftall During NWSA Conference

Angela Y. Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. She has been active as a student, teacher, writer, scholar, and activist/organizer. Davis served as the keynote speaker for the 2009 National Women's Studies Association's annual conference where she honored Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., NWSA President & Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Womens Studies at Spelman College.

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Women as Intercultural Leaders: Imagination, Innovation, Integrity

Date/Time: 
09/30/2010 - 10/02/2010

Second interdisciplinary conference exploring the intersections of women's studies, international and multicultural education, entrepreneurship, and leadership development hosted by

Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership
Saint Mary’s College
Notre Dame, Indiana USA

* Thursday noon to noon Saturday



Southern Strategy Study

Ms. Foundation work in US South. Study for W.K. Kellogg Foundation Women's Philanthropy and Poverty Cluster.

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