Member Event: Your AAUW $$ at Work

Your AAUW $$ at Work: Scholarships, Fellowships and More

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 7 p.m. Keynote — 7:45 p.m. Awards & Conversation

Join a special online event to hear from an AAUW Fellow, celebrate scholarship and Branch Service Award winners, and install new officers!

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Keynote Speaker Laura Adler

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Laura Adler, AAUW Dissertation Fellow 2021-22

From the Job’s Worth to the Person’s Price: Gender Equity Laws and Changing Understanding of Fair Pay

Why do pay-setting practices continue to produce gender pay inequality, nearly 60 years after the Equal Pay Act? Adler explores how attempts to close the gender pay gap using federal and state laws have shaped how employers determine pay. Her research seeks to identify strategies for more effective public policy in support of gender equity.

Laura Adler is a PhD candidate in sociology at Harvard University. Her dissertation explores how organizations set pay for new employees, identifying organizational practices and cultural ideas that reproduce and legitimize gender pay inequality. She has a Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley and a Bachelors from Yale University.