Where we stood last night

Thank you to everyone who was able to come! At the event we had a huge poster (you can see it in the first picture) asking, What would make Hopkins better for women? Below are the answers people wrote on post-it notes, and a few pictures too.

PROBLEMS THAT NEED TO GET FIXED:

  • Mechanism to screen for previous harassment complaints—to avoid “passing the trash”
  • Reasons & suggestion for ways to combat institutional sexism/racism without filing an official complaint because the latter would be too dangerous
  • Hold professors accountable for their sexist remarks
  • YES!!!!!! (to the above)
  • Equitable supervisory policies in practice
  • 70% of named professorships were awarded to men in KSAS this year. What about the women?

WAYS TO IMPROVE JHU AS A PLACE TO WORK AND STUDY:

  • Better networking between JHU women
  • Monthly women’s coffee hour
  • Concrete buy-in from the men of Hopkins
  • Free after school programs
  • Free family-friendly events
  • Salary equity
  • Equal opportunity for advancement
  • Equal pay for equal work
  • Be more non-binary
  • Affordable child care
  • More career development help for female graduate students & post-docs
  • Leadership training
  • Retention of senior/junior women faculty
  • Hiring & retention of women scientists
  • Universal maternity leave you don’t have to lobby for/ fight for each time
  • Dedicate resources to research areas that focus on women, people of color, class, sexuality—ie, specific positions/departments; ie, why are Africana Studies and WGS programs, not departments?

 

 

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