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Jun 15 2017
Technology is the definitive industry of the twenty-first century. It drives innovation, and fuels a significant portion of the global economy. Yet the tech industry faces severe criticism for its underrepresentation of women and its failure to recruit, retain, and promote women.
Jun 9 2017
Professional jobs provide different opportunities in the new, twenty-first century economy than they did in previous decades. In her recent talk co-sponsored by the Clayman Institute and the Sociology Department’s Migration, Race, Ethnicity, and Nation Workshop, Adia Harvey Wingfield, Professor of...
May 24 2017
The 2017 recipients of the Lozoff and Yalom prizes have been announced by the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.
May 24 2017
How are sexual assault and sexual violence localized social problems? How do cultural and community specificities shape efforts to eradicate sexual assault? What are the similarities across cultural contexts? What types of research and collaborations may help us understand the universality of the...
May 17 2017
What sociologist Arlie Hochschild called women’s “emotion work”—“the management of feeling to create a publicly observable facial and bodily display”—is a permanent feature in society, largely resulting from industrialization. But its form changes with respect to the shifting socio-economic...
Apr 17 2017
Editor's Note: On April 25th, 2017, we celebrate the publication of Clayman Institute Associate Director Alison Dahl Crossley's book, Finding Feminism: Millennial Activists and the Unfinished Gender Revolution, by NYU Press. Here is a sneak peek of her work—an excerpt from Finding Feminism—before...
Apr 10 2017
Women in the United States remain underrepresented in positions of leadership. Currently, women comprise only 5.8% of CEOs and 20.2% of directors on the boards of Fortune 500 companies.
Mar 27 2017
Bias in the workplace is pernicious because it operates in ways that people cannot see. Because it is so difficult to identify and diagnose, managers are oftentimes unable to pinpoint whether and how bias manifests in their own workplace. Furthermore, without compelling evidence, those who firmly...
Mar 24 2017
Commitment to diversity does much more than benefit an organization's image. In fact, research suggests that organizations with more diversity have higher levels of innovation. For example, authors of one recent study found that businesses with more diverse leaders were more likely to report that...
Mar 20 2017
After five million people around the world marched in January to advocate women’s rights and protest the new Trump administration, the Women’s March organizers called for the support of a global women’s strike on March 8, called “A Day Without a Woman,” in celebration of International Women’s Day

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