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Sharing the WorkWhat My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)$
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Myra Strober

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034388

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034388.001.0001

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Forging New Doors, 1974–1981

Forging New Doors, 1974–1981

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Sharing the Work

Myra Strober

John Donahoe

The MIT Press

The chapter opens with my becoming the founding director of the Center for Research on Women (CROW) and learning how to make it financially and programmatically viable. I receive considerable assistance from Jing Lyman, wife of Stanford’s president, Richard Lyman. My research is on occupational gender segregation – why women and men are distributed so unevenly across occupations – and I begin working with David Tyack in the School of Education to study historical changes in the gender composition of teaching. I participate in the formation of the Feminist Studies teaching program and become one of the consultants hired by General Motors to help them combat discrimination against women who have been allowed to work on the assembly line for the first time. I come up for promotion and tenure at the Business School and am turned down, but eventually receive a promotion and tenure offer from the School of Education. The chapter ends with my son Jason’s Bar Mitzvah and my father’s death.

Keywords:   Stanford University Center for Research on Women (CROW), Jing Lyman, Richard Lyman, David Tyack, Gender Segregation in Teaching, Feminist Studies at Stanford University, Sexism at General Motors, Tenure and promotion denial at Stanford University, Tenure appointment at Stanford’s School of Education

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