Articles & Resources

Engineering a Better Future for Girls

It remains to be seen if small steps toward socially norming science will make a difference, but the data is beginning to suggest that we are on the right track.

By Amy Fleischer, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and member of the Villanova Women's Professional Network, Villanova University, for U.S. News & World Report, 2013

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Hillary Rodham Clinton: Pennsylvania Conference for Women

November 1, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

Members of the Villanova Women's Professional Network Steering Committee enjoyed the honor of attending the 10th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women.  We attended breakout sessions and workshops and saw a phenomenal bill of keynote speakers, including Madeline Albright, Sallie Krawcheck, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Linda Cliatt-Wayman, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.  See the video of Clinton's address below.

Nance Dicciani: Career, Challenges, and Strategies for Success

January 30, 2013 at 6pm in Driscoll Hall, Villanova Campus

The Villanova Women's Professional Network hosted Nance K. Dicciani, PhD '69 College of Engineering, Villanova University, and former president & CEO of Honeywell, Specialty Materials Business Group, who delivered a keynote address, followed by a panel discussion featuring distinguished Villanova alumnae.  See the video below.

The Glass Hammer: Smart Women in Numbers

An award-winning blog and online community created for women executives in finance, law, technology and big business.  Their goal is to inform, empower and inspire professional women with their content and their network.

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Work and Family Researchers Network

The Work and Family Researchers Network is an international membership organization of interdisciplinary work and family researchers. The WFRN also welcomes the participation of policy makers and practitioners as it seeks to promote knowledge and understanding of work and family issues among the community of global stakeholders.

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Women and Men in the Recovery: Where the Jobs Are

Women’s Recovery Strengthens in Year Four

Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., Elyse Shaw, and Elizabeth Pandya for Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2013

Gender Parity and Economic Performance

For the first time in its history, a woman is in charge at the International Monetary Fund. And, under Managing Director Christine Lagarde’s leadership, the Fund is “mainstreaming” gender parity as a driver of economic performance.

By Laura Tyson, Professor at Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, for the Project Syndicate, 2013

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A Modest Manifesto for Shattering the Glass Ceiling

It took a revolution to get women where they are in business today.  But now, to push hard-won gains wider and deeper, a different approach is necessary. It is a strategy based on small wins - incremental changes that have the power to transform organizations positively for both men and women.

By Debra E. Meyerson and Joyce K. Fletcher, Professors of Management, Simmons Graduate School of Management, for Harvard Business Review, January-February 2000

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