“Leaning In or Falling Off? Why Women Are Foregoing the Climb to the Very Top”
Only four percent of Fortune 500 corporate CEOs and only 12 percent of university presidents are women. Those numbers haven’t budged in a decade. Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean-In “movement” points to generational attitudes that still do not favor women in leadership despite all the advantages that second-wave feminism opened up in business, education, social equality, and reproductive rights. “Having it all” was reinterpreted as “having to do it all myself.” Incorporating findings from EWU’s ADVANCE grant and from personal, generational, and political perspectives, Vickie Shields, Ph.D., Dean of College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Social Work, examines research on women’s choices not to “climb.” Part of the Contemporary Issues in Feminist Research series. Presented by Women’s Studies Center.