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Sharing the Work: A presentation by Myra Strober

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (map)

Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.

Myra Strober became a feminist on the Bay Bridge in 1970. She had just been told by the chairman of the economics department at the University of California, Berkeley that she could never receive tenure. Driving home, she realized that she was being denied a regular faculty position because she was a mother. Flooded with anger, she found her life’s work: to study and fight sexism in the workplace, in academia, and at home.

Strober’s new memoir, Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others), reflects on her revolutionary life, from her Brooklyn childhood (and her shock at age twelve when she was banished to the women’s balcony at synagogue) to her groundbreaking Stanford University seminar on women and work.

Myra Strober, a labor economist, is professor emerita at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, and professor of economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. She is the coauthor of The Road Winds Uphill All the Way: Gender, Work, and Family in the United States and Japan (MIT Press). She was the founding director of Stanford’s Center for Research on Women (now the Clayman Institute for Research on Women in Gender) and president of the International Association for Feminist Economics.

Co-sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women of San Francisco.