Wake Forest speaker to discuss working mothers and affirmative action

One of the first psychologists to document that women-just like men-benefit from combining work and family roles will speak at Wake Forest University in November.

Faye Crosby, professor of psychology at the University of California at Santa Cruz, will give two talks on Nov 8 and 9. Crosby is a recognized authority on issues of social justice, specifically diversity in the workplace. Her book, “Juggling,” is credited with changing employers’ views of working mothers.

On Nov. 8 at 4 p.m., Crosby will present “Mentoring, Motherhood and Apple Pie.” The discussion will be in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium, on the university’s Reynolda Campus.

On Nov. 9 at noon she will present “Affirmative Action: What’s all the Fuss About?” The talk will be on the university’s Bowman Gray Campus, in Commons Conference Rooms 1,2 and 3. Lunch will be provided.

The programs are free and open to the public, but require registration by Nov. 1. To register, call Natalie Barrett at 713-4220.

The programs are sponsored by the Women’s Health Center of Excellence at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the women’s studies program at Wake Forest.

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