Yale Club of Boston - Making Yale a Good Place for Women: A conversation with Elga Wasserman

Yale Club of Boston - Making Yale a Good Place for Women: A conversation with Elga Wasserman
Sun, 10/24/2010 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
In 1968 Kingman Brewster asked Elga Wasserman, Assistant Dean of the Yale Graduate School, to become the “Special assistant to the President on the Education of Women and Chairman of the Committee on Coeducation” and to take whatever steps were needed to make Yale “a good place for women”. In 1973 Elga entered Yale Law School, graduating in 1976 and practicing law for the next 20 years. In 2000 her book “The Door in the Dream: conversations with eminent women in science” was published, based on a survey sent to women members of the National Academy of Sciences elected between 1957-1996, asking them about factors influencing their success in science, how being a woman affected their career and if they had money and power what policies they would implement to facilitate science careers for women. She notes that "minority status easily translates into marginal" and "that once women approach a critical mass ... they tend to be treated more equally". Elga and Harry Wasserman now live in Lexington. 
A number of 40th anniversary celebrations of coeducation brought Yale women together. Several of us were talking this spring and thought meeting with Elga Wasserman would be of interest to us and others. We hope you can join us for light refreshments and an informal gathering with conversation and stories about our past – and now. Work life balance, family friendly work issues and other topics are more relevant now than ever. Classes of 1971-1973 are particularly invited, but all are welcome.
Space is limited for this free event. Light refreshments will be served.
Sunday, October 24
3-5 PM
Brookhaven Club Room - 1100 Waltham Street, Lexington (map)
Mary Kuhl Chitty '71, mgchitty@gmail.com, work (781)972-5416, home (617)776-1841