AAUW Southern NH Branch News

First Program in Civic Engagement Series – Part 2

Guest Speaker Dr. Monica Galizzi “The Gendered Workforce” on October 21 at 7 pm via Zoom.

The Southern NH Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host Professor Monica Galizzi, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Economics and a Senior Associate of the Center for Women and Work at the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Wednesday, October 21 at 7 pm. Dr. Galizzi will present the program “The Gendered Workforce” via Zoom. Dr. Galizzi comments, “During the last 30 years, the gender wage gap has experienced a dramatic decline, but US women still earn only around 82 cents for every $1 earned by men. While it is easy to react with disdain to this number, it is much more complex to identify the forces that are behind the difference between men and women’s pay. This conversation will explore different explanations that scholars have offered to understand the gender wage gap and discuss some of the policies that are often suggested as potential solutions.”  

Dr. Galizzi was born and raised in Piacenza, Italy. After earning an Italian Doctorate in Research in Economic Policy she was admitted to Boston University in 1987 and successfully completed a Ph.D. in Economics. Now in addition to her administrative responsibilities at the University of Massachusetts Lowell she teaches classes in Principles of Micro and Macro Economics, Labor Economics, and Health Economics. She has also written extensively on issues related to women and work receiving awards and recognition for her work. NOTE: Dr. Galizzi was originally scheduled to speak in March but the program was cancelled because of the pandemic.

Two more programs in the series are being planned for 2021. Diversity and pay equity will be the topics.

If interested in attending “The Gendered Workforce” program via Zoom, please contact Program Co-chair Johanna Tigert at johanna_tigert@uml.edu for the zoom link information.

For more info contact Membership Co-chair Liz MacMillan at liz@macstewart.net.