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Nov 15 2014
10. You were too young, busy, or maybe even unaware to watch the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991. The Hill-Thomas Hearings were a landmark event bringing sexual harassment into public conversation. Anita: Speaking Truth to Power offers an overview of the most significant moments of the...
Nov 15 2014
Before the lights dimmed in Stanford University’s Paul Brest Hall for a special screening last October of the documentary Anita: Speaking Truth to Power, the film’s star, law professor Anita Hill, took the stage to thundering applause. “It’s just amazing looking out into [a crowd of] so many young...
Nov 2 2014
In 1974, the Center for Research on Women (CROW) opened its doors on the Stanford campus. Over the next four decades, CROW, now the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, tackled ground-breaking topics in women's health, longevity, and interdisciplinary research. Today, the Clayman Institute is one...
Oct 20 2014
“History is made by those who show up,” Christie Herring said during her appearance last spring for the Stanford screening of her documentary film The Campaign. “Who shows up and takes action, are those who make the decisions,” she reflects. The Campaign is a film about those who showed up. Took...
Oct 20 2014
Many have spoken on the necessity of alliances across social divisions, but renowned historian, Paula Giddings, provides new insights on how history reveals key inspiration and lessons. Misremembered history, Giddings argues, has limited our view. However, restoring the full history — and...
Oct 17 2014
The vision for The Online Feminism Conference (#OFCon14) was born out of a genuine need to bridge gaps within the feminist community. On October 10th, Clayman Institute postdoctoral fellows, Ashley Farmer and Alison Dahl Crossley brought together teachers, renowned historians, researchers, venture...
Oct 7 2014
On a bright summer day in Silicon Valley, 20 high school girls are paired off in an Intel conference room, role playing job negotiation skills. They might otherwise have been at the beach or with friends at the mall, but these girls are concentrating on a workshop where they will learn practical...
Oct 6 2014
When Sheryl Sandberg delivered the Jing Lyman Lecture at Stanford last year, the Facebook COO and Lean In author urged Stanford leaders to use the university's wealth of knowledge to promote gender equality on campus. President John Hennessy was in the audience that day and heard the call. With his...
Sep 15 2014
Today’s media are replete with statistics documenting the global economic crisis and the precipitous decline of the middle class. While these numbers reflect key indicators—financial markets, housing prices, unemployment, job creation and the cost of living—they often ignore their emotional and...
Sep 12 2014
Caroline Simard’s enthusiasm and commitment are contagious. As she talks about her recent appointment as research director at Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research and manager of the Corporate Partner Program under its Center for Women’s Leadership, her eyes sparkle with anticipation....

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