Every year, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion hosts an annual Women Faculty Reception. It is an opportunity to celebrate gender diversity and excellence, foster networking across disciplines and strengthen our community of support. At last Wednesday’s reception, Chancellor Khosla and VC Becky Petitt joined 90 female faculty at the Faculty Club to show their support and redouble the university’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
They shared the university’s recent efforts to offer flexible family accommodations and announced the new Academic Women’s Network, an opportunity for women faculty to coalesce and continue building a support network on campus. Professor Kim Barrett also gave a talk about women in academic leadership, sharing insights from her 10 years as an academic administrator.