November 9, 2021 – New Report Reveals Staggering Gender and Racial Gaps in Massachusetts Education Leadership
In partnership with the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, the Women’s Power Gap Campaign of the Eos Foundation reveals never-before-seen data on racial and gender inequities in Massachusetts education leadership. The report, The Power Gap in Massachusetts K-12 Education, reviews 180 Massachusetts school districts with more than 1,500 students, showcasing a multitude of barriers that keep women and people of color from the superintendency.
YW Boston, The Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition, and the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women hosted a lively discussion featuring Eos President Andrea Silbert, Cannabis Commissioner Nurys Camargo, State Senator Jason Lewis, and State Representatives Patricia Haddad and Liz Malia. Lean about recent progress made to increase representation of women and women of color on prominent boards and commissions in Massachusetts, why achieving parity on these boards is important, and why you should consider serving and how. Related legislative work led by the Parity on Board Coalition is also discussed.
Women represent 57% of students in our nation’s colleges and universities and have outpaced men in degree attainment for decades, yet they are poorly represented among those commanding the highest salaries. Women of color are all but invisible among top earners. View the panel discussion marking the release of a first-of-its-kind report that analyzes compensation data from our nation’s 130 elite research universities. Learn both practical tips you can implement immediately, and of strategic systemic efforts to transform cultural norms in academe and implement greater data transparency. Hosted by Eos Foundation, AAUW, and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.