Women’s equality in the corporatized university discussion, May 4

An icon graphic representing A Culture of Inclusion from the Beyond Boundries Strategic PlanThe Institute for Women’s Leadership will host a virtual discussion on women’s equality in the corporatized university on Wednesday, May 4, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This event will feature Gerald J. Beyer, a professor of Christian ethics at Villanova University. In his talk, Beyer will examine issues such as pay parity, women’s leadership roles, the so-called “baby penalty” and the “chilly climate” that women continue to experience in the academy. He will devote specific attention to these problems at Catholic colleges and universities.

Beyer’s book, “Just Universities: Catholic Social Teaching Confronts Corporatized Universities,” was published by Fordham University Press in 2021 and has been used on several Catholic campuses by discussion groups.

In his book, Beyer argues that the principles and values of Catholic social teaching can and should be marshaled to promote greater parity and justice for women in the academy – even if CST has historically not devoted enough attention to women’s well-being and rights.  

This virtual webinar will take place on Zoom. Register online to receive the link. 

For more information, contact Sarah Camp, IWL coordinator.