Presentation Title

The Shortage of Women in Economics

Faculty Mentor

Michael Harnett

Start Date

17-11-2018 1:45 PM

End Date

17-11-2018 2:00 PM

Location

C327

Session

Oral 3

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

interdisciplinary

Abstract

Author: Roz Kohan

Mentors: Professor Michael Dulay, Dr. Michael Harnett, Stephen O’Bryan

Economics is a social science that studies production, consumption, and the transfer of wealth. Women are considered a minority in the field because there is a notably disappropriate number of women in professions related to economics. Fewer women are receiving tenure in university teaching positions, and the number of women obtaining bachelor’s degrees in economics is declining. Evidence shows that in this field, women’s work is less valued than men’s. In order to justify change within male-dominated fields, we must motivate young girls to pursue studies in areas like economics, as their voice is valid and equally as important as men. Furthermore, we must educate men to make room at the table for both genders in order to find the very best that society has to offer. The proposed solution is a mentorship application for mobile devices that promote gender equality in male-dominated fields.

Each participant will agree to a code of conduct of professionalism and agree to our basic core values that reflect mutual respect and equality. Every applicant will be required to create a profile for matching purposes. An important key feature will be geolocation pairing between users. Our unique algorithm matches a female and male mentor to every mentee, educating both genders regarding respect and cooperation within professional fields.

With a starting point in the field of economics and finance, the end goal is to be able to branch out to different disciplines and provide a platform for creating connections.

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Nov 17th, 1:45 PM Nov 17th, 2:00 PM

The Shortage of Women in Economics

C327

Author: Roz Kohan

Mentors: Professor Michael Dulay, Dr. Michael Harnett, Stephen O’Bryan

Economics is a social science that studies production, consumption, and the transfer of wealth. Women are considered a minority in the field because there is a notably disappropriate number of women in professions related to economics. Fewer women are receiving tenure in university teaching positions, and the number of women obtaining bachelor’s degrees in economics is declining. Evidence shows that in this field, women’s work is less valued than men’s. In order to justify change within male-dominated fields, we must motivate young girls to pursue studies in areas like economics, as their voice is valid and equally as important as men. Furthermore, we must educate men to make room at the table for both genders in order to find the very best that society has to offer. The proposed solution is a mentorship application for mobile devices that promote gender equality in male-dominated fields.

Each participant will agree to a code of conduct of professionalism and agree to our basic core values that reflect mutual respect and equality. Every applicant will be required to create a profile for matching purposes. An important key feature will be geolocation pairing between users. Our unique algorithm matches a female and male mentor to every mentee, educating both genders regarding respect and cooperation within professional fields.

With a starting point in the field of economics and finance, the end goal is to be able to branch out to different disciplines and provide a platform for creating connections.