ERIC Number: ED188697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Affirmative Action: A Responsible Management Approach. A Conference Sponsored by Hagerstown Junior College in Cooperation with the Maryland State Board for Community Colleges (Hagerstown, Maryland, April 25, 1980).
Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.; Hagerstown Junior Coll., MD.
In April 1980, a conference dealing with sex equity issues and employment was co-sponsored by Hagerstown Junior College and the Maryland State Board of Education. The first keynote speaker was Marian Lang, who works with Black and Decker, Inc. facilities nationwide on the issues and problems of affirmative action. Her presentation began with a statistical review of the number of women in the workforce. She then examined the low earning profile of women compared to men, the historical and psychological reasons for this lag, the education needed by both men and women to correct this problem, and the steps management can take to review and improve sex equity within their own companies. The second keynote speaker was Fred Gross, Vice President for Personnel at American Health and Life Insurance Company. Mr. Gross examined the stereotype of the passive, dependent woman and discussed the need for managers to confront and dispel such attitudes among themselves. The conference report includes an agenda, outlines of both keynote presentations, and a summary of the discussions that occurred in group sessions, concerning women's commitment to the job, their methods of coping with insecurity, their views of business, the societal restraints which keep women from advancement, and the male cliques within management structures which hinder women's participation in decision-making. (JP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.; Hagerstown Junior Coll., MD.