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Heather Sarsons, a Ph.D. student in economics and a doctoral fellow in the Harvard Kennedy School’s Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality and Social Policy, said that despite the uptick of women in doctoral programs for economics, they remain underrepresented, both in number and in proportion to their degree attainment, among the ranks of tenured faculty.

Women, overshadowed

Study of economics papers finds that female authors get less credit than their male colleagues

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At Sanders Theatre, a panel of top female leaders examined the evolving role of women. Karen Gordon Mills (from left, photo 1) posed questions to Jill Abramson, Edith Cooper, and Janet Napolitano, following an introduction by Harvard University President Drew Faust (photo 2). Faust called the gathering a “critical conversation” about the challenges and opportunities women face today.
“What does power require of me beyond a thick skin?” she asked.

Power suits

Top women talk about being leaders, and what it takes to get there

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Women who lead

Panel will examine current challenges, opportunities in business, education, politics

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Harvard Business School students Amanda Burlison (left) and Alexandra Daum are co-presidents of the Women's Student Association, which has now begun including male members, known as "manbassadors," like Daniel Samit (center). “One of our goals is absolutely to give an outlet to men who are passionate and interested in getting involved,” said Burlison.

Men on a mission

Women’s Student Association at HBS enrolls men to help rethink gender issues

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