Gender in the Workplace Research Competition Information Session
Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fisher Colloquium, Rafik B. Hariri Building
The Gender in the Workplace Research Competition supports the research of the GU Women's Leadership Initiative, which is aimed at understanding and promoting women's advancement. In this competition, Georgetown University undergraduate and graduate students conduct rigorous research on gender issues in the workplace over the course of an academic year with the aid of a faculty mentor and executive / professional mentor(s). The mentors help to ensure good science and real-workd applications of the research. The students present their findings before a panel of successful businesswomen, politicians and research-trained faculty at a symposium sponsored by the GU Women's Leadership Initiative. The teams are judged based on teh quality of their presentations, teh relevance of their findings and the rigor of their research. The winning team presents their findings at an awards luncheon attended by Georgetown University students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as local area executives. The presentation by the winning team is followed by a keynote speech delivered by the recipient of GU Women's Leadership Initiative's annual Making a Difference award, which honors an Executive who makes a difference by actively engaging and succeeding in dismantling barriers in order to achieve women's progression.