Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)Sunday, June 5 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Labor economist and the founder of the Clayman Institute on Gender Research at Stanford University, Myra Strober became a feminist on the Bay Bridge heading toward San Francisco. It was 1970. She had just been told by the chairman of UC Berkeley’s economics department that she would never get tenure. Driving home, wondering if she had taken something out of the freezer for her family’s dinner, she realized the truth: She was being denied a regular faculty position because she was a mother. Flooded with anger, she found her life’s work: to study and fight sexism in the workplace, in academia, and at home. Strober discusses her remarkable life and work with Deirdre English, former editor of Mother Jones and a faculty member at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.