In this panel, moderated by Professor of English at Stanford, Paula Moya, participants analyze gender in the election. Shelley Correll, Professor of Sociology at Stanford, discusses gender stereotypes and resistance to women's leadership. Ina Coleman from Sirenia Partners outlines the gender gap and breaks down the numbers of the voting eligible population. Jennifer Lawless, Professor of Political Science at American University, sheds light on women who run for elected positions and finds little distinction between their male counterparts in their campaign communication, media coverage and voter assessments.
Shelley Correll is professor of sociology and (by courtesy) organizational behavior at Stanford University. She is also the Barbara D. Finberg Director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research and the founding director of the Center for the Advancement of Women’s Leadership. Professor Correll teaches classes in the sociology of gender, sociology of work and social psychology. Her research is in the areas of gender, workplace dynamics and organizational culture, examining how cultural beliefs about gender and work influence the career paths of men and women. Professor Correll has received numerous national awards for her research on the “motherhood penalty,” research that demonstrates how motherhood influences the workplace evaluations, pay and job opportunities of mothers. She is currently leading a nationwide, interdisciplinary project on “redesigning work” that evaluates how workplaces structures and practices can be better aligned with today’s workforce. She is also studying how gender stereotypes and organizational practices affect the entry and retention of women in technical professions, and how the growth of the craft beer industry affects the founding and success of women brewers.
Ina Coleman is a gender equity consultant with Sirenia Partners. She focuses on the strategies necessary to advance more women to the highest levels of senior leadership in business. Prior to her current position, Ms. Coleman was managing director of the Feminist Majority Foundation where she provided leadership in strategic planning, project management, marketing and operations. She previously held positions in real estate development with The Bedford Group. Ms. Coleman serves on the board of directors of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy and Big Sunday. In addition, she serves on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors. At Stanford University, she is a member of the Council of Humanities & Sciences and serves on the advisory boards of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Ms. Coleman earned her bachelor’s degree in communication from Stanford and her MBA from Harvard.
Jennifer L. Lawless graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York, with a B.A. in political science. She went on to receive an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. Her research focuses on political ambition, and she is the author of Women on the Run: Gender, Media, and Political Campaigns in a Polarized Era (with Danny Hayes), Running from Office: Why Young Americans Are Turned Off to Politics (with Richard L. Fox), and Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office. She is also a nationally recognized expert on women and politics, and the co-author (with Richard L. Fox) of It Still Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Office. Her research, which has been supported by the National Science Foundation, has appeared in numerous academic journals. In addition, she has issued several policy reports on the barriers that impede women’s candidate emergence.
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