The Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children was established in 2001 to be a leading source of research on significant issues impacting the intersection between work and family. The Berger Institute focuses on quantitative research impacting business practices and families; supports high-quality interdisciplinary research by talented CMC professors, which will lead to publishing opportunities; provides challenging and stimulating educational experiences for CMC students from freshman year through graduation, resulting in high-quality student work and publishing opportunities; and connects the wider CMC community, including alumni and parents of students to provide practical information about significant work/family issues.
Welcome to the new webpage of the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children!
I am Dr. Tomoe Kanaya, and I am very excited to serve as the new Director of the Berger Institute. My own research interests lie in the intersection of child development and public policy, with an emphasis on educational policies and educational outcomes. Through this work, I have come to realize that the work-family-children balance is a cyclical one which changes continuously throughout the lifespan and across generations. Furthermore, the outstanding research conducted by our faculty affiliates, students, and research coalition has allowed me to gain a deeper appreciation of this balance through a multi-disciplinary lens. I look forward to continuing the Berger Institute’s long-standing commitment and mission to be “a leading source of research on significant issues impacting the intersection between work and family.”
October 3, 2012: Lisa Maatz, Director of Public Policy and Government Relations for the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Sponsored by the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum and the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children.
October 31, 2012: Anita Hill, currently Senior Advisor to the Provost and Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies at Brandeis University. Sponsored by the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, the Berger Institute, the Center for Writing and Public Discourse, and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.
November 8, 2012: Ann Meyers Drysdale, the only woman to sign a free agent contract with the NBA. Currently the Vice President of the Phoenix Suns (NBA), Time has called her one of the ten greatest female athletes of all time. This event, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, is sponsored by CMS Athletics, the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, the Berger Institute, the Kravis Leadership Institute, the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, and the Center for Human Rights Leadership.
February 20, 2013: Jaclyn Friedman, writer, performer, and activist, and the editor of the hit book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World without Rape (one of Publishers’ Weekly’s Top 100 Books of 2009 and one of Ms. Magazine’s Top 100 Feminist Non-fiction of All Time list). Her latest book, What You Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety, was released in November 2011.
February 26, 2013: Rachel Lloyd, a leading advocate for commercially sexually exploited and domestically trafficked girls and young women. In 1998, with only a computer and $30, Lloyd established GEMS: Girls Educational and Mentoring Services to support girls and young women victimized by the commercial sex industry.
March 1, 2013: 4th Annual WLA Women and Leadership Workshop, from 11:30am-3:30pm in the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. Co-sponsored by the Kravis Leadership Institute, and the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, and members of the Women and Leadership Alliance. More information here!
March 13, 2013: Jennifer Pozner, author whose book Reality Bites Back brings attention to the negative stereotypes of women cultivated and perpetuated by reality TV.
April 19, 2013: Hilary Hoynes, keynote speaker at the Southern California Conference in Applied Microeconomics, co-hosted with the Lowe Institute of Political Economy.
April 25, 2013: The Berger Institute is pleased to sponsor a screening of Mary Trunk’s film Lost in Living. This film tells the story of four women – a painter, a filmmaker, a novelist, and a multi-media artist – in two different age brackets, and gives them room to speak about the choices and challenges of being both a mother and an artist. Screening in Pickford Auditorium from 4-6pm.
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