Women faculty invited to attend lecture on gender bias and academic career advancement

On May 9, the Women Faculty Leadership Development Institute of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will present a public lecture for women faculty, titled “How Stereotypes Can Influence Women’s Academic Career Advancement: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You!”

Molly Carnes, a professor in the Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry and Industrial Systems Engineering at University of Wisconsin–Madison, will lead the public lecture, held 4-5:30 p.m. in Thwing Center’s Spartan Room. This interactive session will illustrate how cultural stereotypes about men and women form habits of mind that lead to actions and judgments that are often at odds with our values and beliefs. She will identify and label six specific ways in which gender bias can creep into decision-making and provide the opportunity to apply these constructs to authentic cases.

Carnes co-founded and co-directs the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) at the University of Wisconsin and also directs the Center for Women’s Health Research and the Women Veterans Health Program. For more than a decade, she has studied how to increase the diversity of leadership in academic medicine, science and engineering, with a particular focus on gender equity. Her research employs an epidemiological perspective to try to identify what is “killing” women students on their way to becoming tenured faculty. She has won multiple awards and published more than 100 papers.

RSVP online at surveymonkey.com/s/MollyCarnesPublicLecture.