Distinguished Lecturer to Discuss Gender Equity in Science and Engineering at Isenberg
September 17, 2012
On Friday, September 21, Professor Diana Bilimoria of Case Western University will give the academic year's first lecture in Isenberg's Initiative for the Study of Gender and Organization speaker series. Professor Bilimoria's talk, "Gender Equity in Science and Engineering," will discuss findings and recommendations in her recently published book, Gender Equity in Science and Engineering: Advancing Change in Higher Education.
The book examines empirical studies of recent organizational change projects at 19 university and college recipients of the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program. Launched in 2001, the program aims to increase the participation and contributions of women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. The program also addresses structural impediments in academia to women faculty members in STEM disciplines.
In her lecture, Professor Bilimoria will advocate a framework developed in her book that fosters institutional transformation in enhancing gender equity, diversity, and inclusion. Bilimoria is KeyBank Professor and Professor of Organizational Behavior at Case Western's Weatherhead School of Management. The lecture, from 1 to 2:20 in Isenberg Room 210 is open to the public.