Towards Gender Equity and Work-Life Balance in Academia

309 Sproul Hall, UC Berkeley
May 23, 2019
11:30am - 1pm



Join us for a lunchtime discussion and movie-screening with gender-equity specialist, Prof. Dr. Lucia M. Lanfranconi, currently a post-doctoral scholar at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare. Lucia will showcase her Swiss documentary (with English subtitles) “Equality- A snapshot” based on her study on the implementation of Switzerland’s Federal Gender Equality Act and the consequences for the working lives of men and women (for more information see link: In an open discussion we will focus on how gender equity relates to long-term career prospects, part-time work and parenthood, especially as it relates to our experiences of being in academia. 
Date, Time & Location: Thursday May 23rd, 11:30-1 pm at 309 Sproul Hall
Lunch will be provided
Please sign up for the event using this link
Facilitator:  Prof. Dr. Lucia M. Lanfranconi studied Social Work, Social Policy, and Law in Fribourg, Switzerland. She specializes in the fields of equal pay and gender equality in the workplace. Since 2015, she has been a Lecturer and Project Leader in Social Work, specializing in Social Policy, Social Systems, and Social and Gender Inequality, at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. She is presently a postdoctoral scholar funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation at the School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley, where she is working on a project on the reproduction of social inequality within public welfare programs in California.