- KU WIMS program
- UNMC Women's Mentoring Program
- Nebraska Women's Leadership Network
- Women Investing in Nebraska
- National Research Mentoring Network
- IEEE Women in Engineering
- National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
- Project 18 Omaha
- Women of Color in Science at the National Institutes of Health
- 500 Women Scientists - Request a scientist
- Changing the Curve: Women in Computing
- AAUW convention
- Women in STEM Leadership - Clare Boothe 25th Anniversary Professors' Conference
- Women of Color STEM Conference
- Women in STEM Conference
- Gender Summit
- Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
Professor Michelle Ryan - 2017
presents on her research that demonstrates that women's choices are shaped and constrained by the gendered nature of organizational and social contexts and how women see themselves within these contexts.
There has been vast improvement in workplace gender equality, but there remain marked differences in the roles in which women and men work. Explanations for this inequality have focused on the barriers women face. However, as women begin to enter male-dominated roles, a new explanation has arisen: that remaining gender inequality must reflect fundamental differences between women and men, including differences in (a) ambition and desire for power, (b) needs for work-life balance, and (c) willingness to take career risks. Central to this analysis is the assumption that the glass ceiling is broken and thus inequality must be due to women’s active choices.
Drs. Kelly Ward and Lisa Wolf-Wendel - 2018
Based on data from 120 faculty members over a 20 year longitudinal study of work-life integration for faculty, Drs. Ward and Wolf-Wendel will highlight their research findings about “makers” and “breakers” of managing work and family in academic settings. The findings of their research highlight the joys of academic life, career trajectories, and critical tensions at different career stages. Further, the session will highlight policy and implications for improving work-life integration in academic settings.
Ms. Pam Alfrey Hernandez - 2019
Uncovering and mitigating unconscious bias in the university experience: Her presentation focused on identifying ways bias influences professional decision making and strategies to manage them. Highlights of the presentation, workshop, and dialogue include:
A brief explanation of what unconscious bias is, how we all have it and how it develops. There's no shame in having unconscious bias as long as we work to become aware of our personal and organizational biases and take steps to insure they don't influence career impacting decisions.
Exploring the effects of unconscious bias in:
The Recruitment Process
The Hiring Process (selection committee)
Tenure Track Decisions
Retention and Promotion
Family Leave (workload concerns)
Leadership Track (the process of how to get there)
Gendered Job Expectations and Resulting Financial Implications