Women Economists Finally Get Their Just Due

By Dr. Sherry Cooper 2014 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker First thing next month, Janet Yellen will become the first woman to Chair the Federal Reserve Board—arguably, the most important economic policy job in the world. While a breakthrough on many fronts, this is particularly noteworthy because of the appalling representation of women in economics. Janet Yellen was awarded her doctorate from Yale University in 1971. At that time, women received only 8% of all doctorates in economics (out of roughly 800 in total). When I received mine in 1978, the percentage had risen to about 10%. While those
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Interview Wisely!

By Amy Dorn Kopelan 2014 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Session Speaker Executive Producer, Bedlam Productions Inc. www.bedlamproductionsinc.com How many people confide in a friend before an interview that they have butterflies in their stomach? Almost everyone you know? You probably understand just what they’re feeling because you’ve had the same experience.
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