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Dr. Ritter Testifies in Congressional Hearing on Women in Science

Posted: November 2, 2007
Washington, D.C. -Oct. 18, 2007- Gretchen Ritter, director of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, joined former health secretary Donna Shalala to examine the challenges women faculty in science and engineering face as part of a U.S. congressional hearing Oct. 17.

As part of her testimony before the House Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Ritter identified institutional and cultural barriers to women's success, including disparities in professional assessments and rewards, the absence of senior women as mentors and the difficulty in achieving a balance between work and family.
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