The Office of the Provost invites you to the spring semester Women Inspire lecture, "How Far Yet to Go Now? The Status of Women in Georgia, 1970 and Today," delivered by Professor Deirdre Oakley of the Department of Sociology. The lecture will take place virtually from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
The Women Inspire Speaker Series showcases distinctive women from Georgia State's stellar faculty who make a difference and are eager to share their stories to empower others.
In her talk, Dr. Oakley will review findings of the social trends and women's rights in Georgia in 1970 and today across multiple dimensions of women's equality and well-being, including healthcare, family structure, education, employment and elected office. Her findings examine the state's high maternal mortality rate, educational attainment for women and girls, labor participation, reproductive rights, childcare, and the increase of women holding elected office. Dr. Oakley will share policy recommendations that have the potential to improve the health, economic, political, and educational outcomes for Georgia's women in the coming years.
Those interested in virtually attending Dr. Oakley's lecture should register by clicking here.
To learn more about Women Inspire and to view talks by past speakers, visit https://aofw.gsu.edu/women-inspire-speaker-series/.