Lecture series to focus on issues of women, work

SUNY Oswego this fall will feature talks on financial planning for women, strategies for women to succeed in the office and on-the-job sexual harassment as part of the Ernst & Young Lecture Series on Women and Work.

The women’s studies program at SUNY Oswego has planned the presentations, which are free and open to the public, for 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the Campus Center auditorium. Parking is free in campus lots on evenings and weekends.

Speakers include Sept. 29: “Double Bind: Women in the Media,” Lisa Langlois, assistant professor of art history; Oct. 6: “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: Ways Women Sabotage Their Own Best Efforts and Strategies for Competing Successfully,” Lois Frankel, author and president of Corporate Coaching International; Oct. 13: and “Beacons in the Storm: Stories of White People Who Work for Racial Justice,” Lisa Albrecht, distinguished professor of teaching, University of Minnesota School of Social Work.

Further talks include Oct. 20: “Strong Women Teachers: Their Struggles and Strategies for Gender Equity,” Theresa McCormick, emerita professor of education, Iowa State University; Nov. 3: “Women, Money and Retirement,” Judy Odell, certified public accountant; Nov. 17: Sexual harassment panel with Cynthia Adam, chief, SUNY Oswego University Police; Thomas Ingram, director of academic programs, Division of Extended Learning; and Catherine Santos, the college’s associate provost of multicultural opportunities and programs.

Robert Feinberg, a 1978 alumnus of SUNY Oswego, endowed the lecture series on women and work in 2003, with a matching gift from his employer, global accounting and business advisory firm Ernst & Young.

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(Posted: Sep 14, 2010)