Book Talk: Sharing the Work, with Myra Strober
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 03/01/2017
Uploaded: 04/07/2017
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Tags: academia, Careers, family life, feminism, Professional Development, women

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Description/Abstract: Book Talk: Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others), with Myra Strober, Thursday, 3/30, 4-5:30pm


Myra Strober became a feminist on the Bay Bridge, in 1970, after the chairman of Berkeley’s economics department had told her that she could never get tenure 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’s interest in women and work began when she saw her mother’s frustration at the limitations of her position as a secretary. Her consciousness of the unfairness of the usual distribution of household chores came when she unsuccessfully asked her husband for help with housework. Later, when a group of conservative white male professors sputtered at the idea of government-subsidized childcare, Strober made the case for its economic benefits. Strober was a pioneer. But she wasn’t alone: she benefitted from the women’s movement, institutional change, and new federal regulations that banned sex discrimination. She continues the work today and invites us to join her.
-- Publisher's Description

Myra Strober is a labor economist. She is Professor (Emerita) at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, and Professor of Economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (by courtesy). In addition to Sharing the Work (MIT Press, 2016), she is the coauthor of The Road Winds Uphill All the Way: Gender, Work, and Family in the United States and Japan (also, MIT Press, 1999).

Dr. Strober will be introduced by her mentee, friend, and colleague, Dr. Regina Cortina, Professor of Education, International and Transcultural Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Co-sponsored by the Department of International and Transcultural Studies, Office of Alumni Relations, and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, this event includes a book signing and reception.

Please rsvp with your interest and details by Tuesday, March 28th.

Where: 138 Horace Mann