Post Tagged with: "gender equality"


WGSTea: Perspectives on Feminism

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Georgetown University’s women’s and gender studies program. Despite its limited resources — just two full-time faculty members and no access to tenure lines — the program offers an essential interdisciplinary academic space for not only its own majors, but students across disciplinary focuses and career[Read More…]

by April 3, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Georgetown University partnered with the United Nations and nine other universities to promote gender parity.

UN Initiative Sparks HoyasForShe Initiative On Campus

As one of the ten IMPACT partner universities with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women’s gender equality initiative, HeForShe, Georgetown launched the first phase of a campaign for gender equality on campus this week. HeForShe is an international movement that aims to engage people[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed first-year law students at the Georgetown University Law Center on Thursday, highlighting her time with the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Justice Ginsburg Imparts Insights

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed first-year law students Sept. 7 at the Georgetown University Law Center before opening the floor up to questions from the audience, paying tribute to her late colleague Justice Antonin Scalia (CAS ’57) and reflecting on her commitment to gender equality throughout her career.[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke in Gaston Hall on Thursday, marking the re-launch of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership.

Clinton Discusses Closing Gender Gap in Business

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the honorary co-founder of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, spoke about the progress that has been made in women’s participation in business across the globe and the work that still needs to be done to close the gender gap in economic[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
A panel discussed Islam, gender equality and democracy on Thursday.

Panel Talks Islam, Gender Equality

A panel, co-hosted by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, debated Islam and women’s rights in a discussion focused on religion, cultural traditions, secularism, democracy and gender equality in Riggs Library on Thursday evening. Members of the panel[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News
Goldman Sachs Chief Japan Equity Strategist Kathy Matsui gave a lecture on “Womenomics,” debunking a series of myths about women in the workplace in Japan and calling for equality.

Economist Talks Equity in Japan

Kathy Matsui, the chief Japan equity strategist at Goldman Sachs, discussed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policy, “Abenomics,” in the Fisher Colloquium on Wednesday in an event presented by Global Women’s Leadership Initiative, the Asian Studies Program, the Georgetown Institution for Women, Peace and Security, and the McDonough School[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
HEYMANN: Fixing the Gender Status Quo

HEYMANN: Fixing the Gender Status Quo

A few days ago, one of my friends posited that we are born with our sex but not our gender. It was a very simple, straightforward statement — but it caused me to do some serious reflection. Why does our society and everyone in it work so hard to make[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
Ending the Boys’ Club

Ending the Boys’ Club

Dwight Eisenhower has just been inaugurated as president. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg have been executed. The first successful open-heart surgery has been performed in Philadelphia. All of this happened in 1953. And Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service just opened its doors to the Class of 1957, which, for the first[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Courtesy of Claire Charamnac
BIG DREAMS | Naylor and Charamnac help provide young women in Kathmandu, Nepal, with opportunities in leadership and entrepreneurship through Women LEAD.

Women Lead With Big Dreams

Sometimes, a jolt of caffeine is all it takes to spark a great idea. At least that was true for Claire Naylor (SFS ’11) and Claire Charamnac (SFS ’11), who conceived their leadership development organization Women LEAD while studying for midterms over coffee from Uncommon Grounds during their junior year. Based on Naylor’s and Charamnac’s shared passion for promoting gender[Read More…]

by October 5, 2012 0 comments Lifestyle, The Guide

Broadening Our Fan Base

Although the women’s liberation movement began decades ago, our generation watches as the iron ladies above us struggle to find a real foothold in the political arena. In a country where women make up over half the population, our House of Representatives has only 73 female representatives, comprising 16.6 percent[Read More…]

by January 19, 2012 0 comments Opinion