Event Information

Date & Time
June 16, 2009 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Wallenberg Hall, Stanford University
450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 160
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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Dual-Career Academic Couples: Strategies and Opportunities


On June 16, 2009, The Clayman Institute for Gender Research hosted a conference “Dual-Career Academic Couples: Strategies and Opportunities.” This conference brought together administrators, faculty, and graduate students to discuss key issues and strategies.
Key questions included:

  • How can universities attract and retain the best talent?
  • Does couple hiring help build a more diverse, equitable, and competitive workforce?
  • How can couples best negotiate a dual-career path?
  • What policies or practices have universities put in place surrounding this issue? What works, and what does not?
  • What role can the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium play?


  • Shelley Correll image
    • Barbara D. Finberg Director, Clayman Institute
    • Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
    • Professor, by courtesy, of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business
    • Voice & Influence Education Module Presenter
    Shelley Correll is professor of sociology and organizational behavior at Stanford University and the Barbara D. Finberg Director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Her expertise is in the areas of gender, workplace dynamics and organizational culture. She has received numerous national awards for her research on the “motherhood penalty,” research that demonstrates how motherhood influences the...