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Elizabeth_Dickinson_p57On February 9, the Women in Economics group gathered in Gardner for their first official meeting. The topic of the day was Gender and Confidence. Dr. Elizabeth Dickinson, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Corporate Communication at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, led the discussion on gender in the workplace. Dr. Dickinson focused on how our own prejudices about gender influence communication, confidence and position in an work environment. The session was well attended with valuable discussion and feedback from the presentation.

women-in-economics-meeting2Women in Economics was formed in November 2016 with over 25 women. The purpose of the group is to promote gender equality, provide a supportive platform for female graduate students in economics to develop the skill set needed to succeed in the workforce, as economists. The group plans to host more events throughout the coming year such as social events, talks and lectures, seminars, job market and industry panels. The group meets once a month on Thursdays in Gardner 211.

Upcoming 2017 Semester Events


February Women in Economics Seminar. Speaker: Karlye Dilts Stedman.
February 20th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm in Gardner 211.
March Job Market Panel with Ning Fu, Hanwei Liu, and Dr. Jane Fruehwirth.
April Women in Economics Seminar. Speaker: Teresa Zhou. April 17th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm in Gardner 211.
August Mixer and talk with invited speaker. End of August.
September Women in Economics Seminar. Speaker: Kristina Vaughan. TBD.
October Women in Economics Seminar. Speaker: Andrea Otero. TBD.
November Meeting to determine 2018 Agenda.

Note: The first Women in Academia and Industry is still TBD.

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