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Gender Equity, the Workplace, and You: A Panel Discussion

December 11, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Gender Equity, the Workplace, and You: A Panel Discussion

Join us at the Minneapolis Fed on December 11, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., for an engaging dialogue featuring a range of perspectives on the issue of gender equity in the workplace. Panelists and presentation topics include the following:

Alessandra Fogli

Senior Research Economist Alessandra Fogli will discuss why gender equity issues matter from an economic standpoint, disparities between male and female participation in certain areas of the workforce, and meaningful inclusion of women.
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June Carbone

Professor June Carbone, University of Minnesota Law School, will discuss her recent publication, “Gender and the Tournament: Reinventing Antidiscrimination Law in an Age of Inequality,” and the ways in which aspects of the current corporate structure may contribute to the gendered nature of advancement.
(More about June Carbone)

Marie Failinger

Professor Marie Failinger, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, will discuss why diversity of judges is an important issue, and the history and work of the Infinity Project, which seeks to increase gender diversity of the Eighth Circuit bench.
(More about Marie Failinger)


Preliminary Agenda

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Introductory remarks
9:20 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Alessandra Fogli presentation and Q&A
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Guest presenters June Carbone and Marie Failinger
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This event is hosted by the Minneapolis Fed's Law Department.

We are currently applying for 2.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of Elimination of Bias credit.

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Panelist Bios

Senior Research Economist Alessandra Fogli

Alessandra Fogli is a monetary advisor and assistant director in the Research Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. She earned her bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Università Bocconi in Milan and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the Minneapolis Fed, Fogli was an assistant professor at New York University and the University of Minnesota, a visiting professor at EIEF, and an associate professor at Università Bocconi in Milan. She is also a faculty research fellow of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Fogli's research explores how an individual's social context, including family, neighborhood, and school, as well as society at large, affects economic behavior and in turn aggregate economic outcomes. Her research has been published in Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Journal, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, and NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics.

Professor June Carbone, University of Minnesota Law School

June Carbone is the Robina Chair of Law, Science, and Technology and Associate Dean for Research and Planning at the University of Minnesota. Previously she has served as the Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law, the Constitution, and Society at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and Associate Dean for Professional Development and Presidential Professor of Ethics and the Common Good at Santa Clara University School of Law. She received her J.D. from the Yale Law School and her A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She teaches Property; Family Law; and Assisted Reproduction and the Family. She has written From Partners to Parents: The Second Revolution in Family Law (Columbia University Press, 2000); the third, fourth, and fifth editions of Family Law with Leslie Harris and the late Lee Teitelbaum (Aspen, 2005, 2009, 2014); Red Families v. Blue Families (Oxford University Press, 2010); and Marriage Markets: How Inequality Is Remaking the American Family (Oxford University Press, 2014), both with Naomi Cahn. She is a member of the Yale Cultural Cognition Project.

Professor Marie Failinger, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Marie Failinger is the Judge Edward J. Devitt Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She serves on governing or advisory boards of the Infinity Project, the National Equal Justice Library, Central Minnesota Legal Services, Minnesota Women Lawyers, Council on Religion and Law, Council on American-Islamic Relationsā€Minnesota, and World Without Genocide. She has also served in leadership roles in the Association of American Law School Sections on Professional Responsibility, Law, and Religion; Women in Legal Education; and Poverty Law. She has published books and articles on professional responsibility, gender and law, constitutional law, law and religion, and poverty law. Failinger earned her J.D. at Valparaiso University School of Law, where she was awarded a Doctor of Laws honoris causa in 2014, and her LL.M. at Yale Law School. She has also served as associate dean and interim dean at Hamline University School of Law. Before she entered teaching, she was a managing attorney at Legal Services Organization of Indiana and a teaching associate at Valparaiso University School of Law.