Alverno College will host its annual Community Conference on Friday, February 28, which will focus on exploring women's empowerment from the suffrage era to today’s #MeToo movement. Tiffany Henry, president of the Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals and Milwaukee Office Director for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, will serve as the keynote speaker for the event, which is open to the public.
Women's colleges were founded on progressive assumptions about inclusion and empowerment. But they were also founded for specific beneficiaries: women. But who counts as a woman? And is it possible for colleges to draw that line without redefining their missions of tolerance?
At the highest levels of the American workforce, less than 20 percent of the top leadership jobs are held by women, according to a new national study, which found that women, on average, earn less than men in comparable jobs while, by some measures, outperforming them.