While looking into a 52 percent promotion gap between women and men, a UVA economist found that promoting women to higher ranks had “spillover” benefits for many more women.
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton said her party’s huge wins in Virginia’s Nov. 7 elections were “about as close to a silver lining as you can get” to her defeat in the 2016 presidential election.
Women first gained an academic toehold on the University in the 19th century, and gradually expanded their presence until full coeducation blossomed in 1972.
The lab will be a platform for everything from locally grown and locally sourced food to working with public schools on their food and sustainability projects and linking with faculty who have projects all over the world related to food sustainability.
As part of UVA’s bicentennial celebration, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia said women are innately good at collaborating and listening, traits that will increase the number of females in leadership positions over time.
The forum will explore what the future holds for women leaders around the globe. It’s part of the University’s bicentennial celebration, which is marking the progress of the past 200 years while envisioning the University’s aspirations for the next century.
UVA has been fully coeducational for only 47 of its nearly 200 years. This is the story of how a determined 18-year-old woman joined forces with a tenacious UVA law grad to take on the University in federal court, scoring a victory for women around the world.
One University. Two hundred years. Endless stories.
Join us for the Women's Global Leadership Forum: "Role of Women in 21st Century Democracy" November 13-14, 2017 at the University of Virginia.
The evening’s celebrations will be as varied and colorful as the University itself, with more than 800 student and faculty members performing on the Lawn alongside special guests from the music and entertainment world. All of them will tell the story of UVA as it has never been told before.
The story of the University of Virginia is told by its people, from its famous founder through the thousands of alumni scattered around the globe today.
The University of Virginia will begin celebrating its 200th anniversary next year, and the Board of Visitors has appointed a commission to plan the occasion.