Dr. Virginia Valian: The Advancement of Women - Better, but Still too Slow

Friday, March 31, 2023


Cost: Free


Rhatigan Student Center

1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260

Event Contact

Leah Lamunyon
Email: leah.lamunyon@wichita.edu

Location: Rhatigan Student Center, Room 265

Featured Speaker
Virginia Valian, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, member of the doctoral faculties of Psychology, Linguistics and Speech-Language Hearing Sciences, and director of the Language Acquisition Research Center (LARC) and the Gender Equity Project (GEP) at Hunter College – CUNY

Faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to attend

Dr. Virginia Valian Biography
Valian works on gender equity and the psychology of language. In gender equity, Valian performs research on the reasons behind women's slow advancement in the professions and proposes remedies for individuals and institutions. She is the author of “Why So slow? The Advancement of Women” and the co-author with Abigail Stewart of “An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence.” Valian consults with institutions and organizations to improve gender equity. Learn more at https://www.virginiavalian.org and https://www.genderequityproject.com.  

There are few women at the most prominent levels of science, medicine, business, law and academia. Women are under-represented among keynote speakers at conferences and in groups like the National Academy of Sciences. Why?

Forum topics include:

  • A circle of advisors (instead of a single mentor)
  • Professional development
  • Effectiveness in influencing decisions
  • Negotiation
  • Value of workshops
  • Women of all races and ethnicities in leadership positions
  • Improving the status of women of all races and ethnicities

Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Catalyst team

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