Conference will examine gender equity and women’s rights in business settings

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Fempire: The Yale Conference on Women, Technology, and Power” will join industry leaders, activists, policymakers, and scholars in a discussion about the successes, challenges, and mixed incentives that arise when business is called upon to advocate for gender equity and women’s rights. The conference will take place on Friday, March 1, 9 a.m.-6:15 p.m.

Hosted by the Yale School of Management’s Women in Management Club, the conference will examine how corporate policies affect employees, how government policies influence business and society, and the problematic role data can play as a means of advocating for women. The conference will also explore the legacy of Title IX in an academic context, including at Yale, in light of current events.

The keynote speaker will be noted lawyer and feminist Ann Olivarius, a pioneer of Title IX. Guest speakers include Dina Bakst, co-founder and co-president of A Better Balance; Ridhi Tariyal, co-founder and CEO of NextGen Jane; Meika Hollander, co-founder and CEO of Sustain; Katherine Eyster, deputy director of workplace programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families; Laurie Girard, president of I’m With Them; and Jon Birger, an award-winning magazine writer and author of “Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game.” Yale speakers include Stephanie Spangler, deputy provost for health affairs and academic integrity and the university’s Title IX coordinator; and Marcia Inhorn, the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, whose research interests include gender and health and feminist theory.

The conference will take place in Evan’s Hall of the School of Management, 165 Whitney Ave. The registration fee is $20 for undergraduates; $50 for graduate students; $70 for general admission; and $150 for Fempire VIP. Register on the website.