Committment to Diversity
I have been a chair of the Women in Economics Organization (WEorg) at Boston University in 2018/2020.
Here are the most salient initiatives I was involved in organizing.
A conference with the goal of learning about the most recent research on women in the economic profession, as well as discuss solutions and best practices to promote the advancement of women. The event saw the participation of more than 100 students and professors.
Researchers presented papers covering themes regarding different steps of the academic pipeline, such as major choice, seminar culture, coauthorship, and publication process.
Participants were involved in focus groups on various issues, identifying challenges and suggesting solutions. You can find the resulting documents here.
A group of panelists with diverse experiences illustrated existing best practices. You can find the video of the panel discussion, as well as of the research presentations, here.
A workshop in which women in their 3rd and 4th year PhD were matched to women professors from the greater New England area. The goal was to provide mentorship to students starting their own research project. 51 students and 21 mentors from diverse fields and backgrounds were matched!
The event included also two panel sessions with female professors discussing research challenges and different career opportunities.
You can find the list of faculty participants here.