Gender & Work Symposium 2014

April 3-4, 2014


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Gender & Work Symposium 2014
Relationships among Women: Bridging Racial, Generational, and Global Divides

All sessions will take place in the Williams Room, Spangler Center, HBS

Transportation between campus and the Doubletree and Charles Hotels will be provided.
Harvard University shuttle buses will depart the Doubletree Suites and Charles Hotel at 8:15 am
Apr 3
8:30-9:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15 AM

Welcome and brief introduction from the co-chairs, Robin J. Ely and Amy J.C. Cuddy

9:15-10:30 AM

Paula Giddings, E. A. Woodson 1922 Professor of Afro-American Studies, Smith College: An Historical Perspective on Feminism

10:30-10:45 AM


10:45 AM -12:30 PM

Session 1: Gender Relations, Gender Stereotypes, & Women's Relationships

  • Robin J. Ely, Harvard Business School
    Women's Workplace Relationships in the Context of Gender Inequality

    Michelle Duguid, Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis and Denise Lewin Loyd, College of Business at University of Illinois
    Value Threat: How Concerns With Being Seen as a Valued Group Member Affect Women's Preference For Female Candidates

  • Leah D. Sheppard, Sauder School of Business at University of British Columbia
    Prescriptions for Female Solidarity and Women's Relationships  
12:30-1:30 PM


1:30-3:15 PM

Session 2: Bridging Race

  • Aída Hurtado, University of California-Santa Barbara
    The Continuing Significance of Race for Feminist Praxis: Relating to Privilege 25 Years Later

  • Jennifer A. Richeson, Northwestern University
    Coalition or Derogation? The Effect of Sexism on (White) Women's Evaluations of Other Disadvantaged Groups

  • Sandra Finley, League of Black Women
    Sisters and Sistas
3:15-3:30 PM


3:30-5:15 PM

Session 3: Bridging Generations

  • Belle Derks, Leiden University
    The Queen Bee Phenomenon: Why Do Senior Women Sometimes Work Against the Progress of Their Female Subordinates?

  • Riché Daniel Barnes, Smith College
    Branding Feminism: The Race to Recruit the "Lean In" Generation

  • Becky Cooper, Harvard Business School
    Kiran Gandhi, Harvard Business School
    Evolving Models of Intergenerational Feminist Interaction
6:00-7:00 PM

Cocktail Reception, Harvard Faculty Club, East Room

7:00-9:00 PM

Dinner, Harvard Faculty Club, Main Dining Room

Shuttle buses to the Harvard Faculty Club will depart the HBS Spangler Patio at 5:30 

Shuttle buses will depart the Harvard Faculty Club at 9:00 pm, one dropping off at the Doubletree and the HBS campus and one dropping off at the Charles Hotel.
Apr 4

Shuttle buses to campus will depart the Doubletree Suites and Charles Hotel at 8:15 am. 
8:30-9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:45 AM

Session 4: Bridging the Globe

  • Jane Hassinger, University of Michigan
    Women On Purpose: Lessons from North-South Community-based Research Collaborations

  • Lubna Khalid, Working for Change
    Through Culture, Religion, and Hijab—Women Speak Out

  • May Al-Dabbagh, New York University-Abu Dhabi
    Doing Gender in the Middle East: Reflections on Research, Teaching, and Global Collaborations
10:45-11:00 AM


11:00 AM -12:30 PM

Workshop: Building Alliances to Support Women's Leadership

12:30-1:30 PM


1:30 - 3:00 PM

Workshop, continued

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Wrap up: collect and share insights