Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine - April 22
Includes a Live Event on 04/22/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
The sixth and final webinar in the 2018 National Academies report series will delve into “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in the Academic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.” This ground-breaking report examines the present state of harassment in science, including:
• the critical role of organizational culture,
• the inadequacy of the legal system to address it,
• the frequently overlooked issue of gender harassment
Join study director Frazier Benya, PhD, as she presents on the report’s key findings and recommendations for implementing real and lasting change and how to promote equity within scientific organizations and institutions. She will focus on the implementation of two essential recommendations: 1) addressing the most common form of sexual harassment – gender harassment and 2) moving beyond legal compliance to address culture and climate change. This webinar will also feature examples of institutional implementation of these two recommendations.
Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences with the presenters and with each other throughout the presentation.
Frazier Benya, PhD
Senior Program Officer; Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine; Policy and Global Affairs Division
This is the sixth part of the series “The Impact and Implementation of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2018 Reports on the Biomedical and Medical Workforce.” If you would like information on the full series, please click here.
Frazier Benya, PhD
Senior Program Officer with the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine; NASEM
Frazier Benya is a Senior Program Officer with the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Benya’s work focuses on ensuring that science, engineering, and medicine are ethical and socially responsible, both in their practice and in who gets to participate in the work. She recently served as the study director for the National Academies study “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.” Dr. Benya earned her M.A. in Bioethics and Ph.D. in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine from the University of Minnesota.