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Women's Leadership Institute to Host Author Evelyn Murphy March 29

March 7, 2006

Waltham, Mass. -- The Bentley Women's Leadership Institute will host author and former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts Evelyn Murphy on March 29 at Bentley College, where she will discuss her new book, Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid like Men and What to Do about It (Simon & Schuster, 2005). The event, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the LaCava Center, room 325, is free and open to the public.

Murphy is the President of The WAGE Project, Inc., which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating gender wage discrimination in the workplace. She is a Resident Scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, and former Executive Vice President of Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Massachusetts. She is a PhD economist and corporate director of SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company and Citizens Energy Corporation.

"We believe that knowledge is power and that women must become aware of the lingering and, in some cases, growing gender wage gap in order to correct it," says Marianne DelPo Kulow, professor of law and director of the Bentley Women's Leadership Institute. "Evelyn Murphy illustrates in her book that the wage gap is real and provides self-help measures to remedy the situation. Because our Institute is here to provide women and men with the knowledge, as well as the tools, required to improve women's chances of leadership success, this event is a perfect opportunity to share critical information and practical solutions with our audience."

Among her many civic roles, Murphy is a trustee of Regis College, a member of the Board of Visitors of the Boston University School of Public Health, the Advisory Board of Pfizer Women's Health, the International Women's Forum, and the Boston Club. Murphy also annually co-chairs the million dollar fundraiser for Rosie's Place, a homeless women's shelter. She is the recipient of ten honorary degrees and numerous civic and public service awards.

The Women's Leadership Institute at Bentley College is part of the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility. Founded in 2003 with a generous grant from the Patrina Foundation, the Women's Leadership Institute is designed to promote the advancement of women in leadership positions throughout the professions. Through education and training, the institute advocates for a new generation of effective, diverse, ethically and socially responsible women in the workforce.To achieve these goals, the institute relies on the collaborative intellect and experience of faculty members, business executives and professionals to support its two main areas of activity:

  • developing practical and effective educational tools to help women in business and the professions realize their leadership potential, and
  • directing research projects that address issues relevant to enhancing women's professional aspirations.

 

The event is presented in cooperation with The Bentley Civic Leadership Program, The Office of Career Services and the Center for Business Ethics. Directions to Bentley are available at 781-891-2100 or on the college website at http://www.bentley.edu/about/directions.

 

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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