Creating a Family-friendly Workplace & the Challeges Facing Women - Dr. Leslie Tower

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Venue:1101 Brickell Avenue, South Tower #226, Miami FL 33131
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Venue:1101 Brickell Avenue, South Tower #226, Miami FL 33131

Workshop Description

This course will examine the challenges women experience in public service organizations and opportunities to ameliorate it. Diversity theories, such as implicit bias, and other concepts, such as representation, will be set forth as a theoretical backbone of the course. We will contrast US political norms and values with those found in the EU. Workplace climate, segregation, pay equity, work-life satisfaction, and other topics will be studied with an eye toward improving public organizations for women (and men).

Instructor biography

Dr. Tower is Associate Professor at West Virginia University, holding a dual appointment in the School of Social Work and Department of Public Administration. She has a PhD and MSW from Barry University, MBA from the University of Miami, and BS in business administration from the University of Florida. Tower is co-PI on an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award (HRD-100797). She leads the policy development component. For the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the sole accrediting body of social work education, she is co-Chair of the Women’s Council. Tower co-authored, Women and Public Service: Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities, published by M. E. Sharpe.

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