Workshop for Graduate Students in Philosophy Focuses on Mentoring Women

November 29th, 2016 / University Comm...

Women in Philosophy-Graduate

Nearly 50 graduate students from around the country and beyond gathered at Princeton University for "Athena in Action: A Networking and Mentoring Workshop for Graduate Student Women in Philosophy."

The workshop included academic discussions, practical advice on building a career in philosophy, and opportunities for women to build relationships with other women in the male-dominated field. 

"Philosophy has a real problem with under-representation of women in the profession," said Elizabeth Harman, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values and one of the co-directors of the workshop. "The goal of the workshop is to improve the experiences of graduate student women in philosophy, to help them stay in philosophy and thrive in the field."

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