Monthly Archives: March 2013

Portraits in influence

Tuesday April 2 will be the 2013 Katherine D. McCormick lecture at Stanford, making today a good day to say a few things about Mrs. McCormick.  She was the second woman to attend MIT and the first to graduate with … Continue reading

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I’ll take risk for $200

Previously, the GIN group read and discussed research by Niederle and Vesterlund suggesting that women and men differ in their risk-taking style and their approach to competition (http://www.jstor.org/stable/25703504). Apparently, this difference persists on Jeopardy! such that the more men know, … Continue reading

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Dinner with Hilda

Last week, wormsense had dinner with labor economist, Hilda Kahne. During her long academic career, Dr. Kahne worked as both a scholar and an administrator and applied her expertise in economics to work and working women.  As wormsense, her mother, … Continue reading

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Be aware of your voice and influence

Over the past few years, the Stanford GIN group has discussed research on gender differences, voice, and body posture.  We have learned that standing stand tall and lowering our voices can help to increase power and risk tolerance. But, how … Continue reading

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Compounded interest vs. divided attention

Academic researchers in STEM (and other fields) must divide their time and attention between research and teaching. Some academics, particularly women, work part-time employment, but must do so within the context of a system designed for full-time work. In a … Continue reading

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What is GIN?

GIN is monthly event held by neuroscientists at Stanford University. We gather to discuss gender differences that could affect our careers and focus on brainstorming strategies to overcome challenges that could limit our success.  Our meetings are open to everyone, … Continue reading

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