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Newsletter Volume 11 Number 2 Spring 2004

Eighth Annual Conference Explores Breaking Barriers

KNOWING THAT WOMEN’S ROLES are and the final program concludes at 4:
multi-faceted in today’s world of work, 30 p.m. There will be drawings and fun

home, school and service, the Professional throughout the day. The cost for the all
Women’s Association is excited to day conference is $55 for members and
embrace the theme of “Breaking Barriers: $80 for non-members. The registration
The Many Faces of Women” for this fee includes a continental breakfast,
year’s Eighth Annual Conference. The conference materials, three workshop

conference is scheduled for Wednesday, sessions and a panel discussion, buffet
April 28th, 2004. It will be held at the lunch and the keynote speaker address.
University Center’s Corwin Pavilion. The conference will also provide the
opportunity to network with the campus
The conference will begin with a panel community.

the many faces of women

presentation by a group of phenomenal
UCSB women. The keynote speaker is Registration is easy and available
Cynder Sinclair, the Executive Director online. Visit the Professional
and CEO of Girl Scouts of America, Women’s Association Website
Tres Condados. Ms. Sinclair is breaking awards to well deserving campus women. (—just click
barriers herself through her leadership Throughout the day, participants will attend on the PWA Conference link. If
example as CEO of one of the largest a variety of workshops in the areas of you have questions, please contact
Girl Scouts organizations in the United professional development, empowerment conference chairs, Kim Parent at parent-
States and also through her daily work and balancing life and work. or Lupe Navarro-Garcia at
to encourage young women to see and
create opportunities for themselves. At Check-in starts at 7:45 a.m. The conference’s —Kim Parent and Lupe Navarro-Garcia
lunch, PWA will present Unsung Heroine welcome address commences at 8:15 a.m.

A Message from the Co-Presidents

DEAR PWA MEMBERS: • An extremely successful backpack support the success of women on this
As our term as co-presidents draws closer and holiday party for children in our campus. Are there campus-wide issues for
to its end, we wanted to encourage all community which you think we need to be advocating?
PWA members to think about the purpose Are there ways we can support individual
of this organization and to imagine the • A toiletries drive for Job Smart women who are facing work-place
ways that each of you can and do contrib- • Partial sponsorship for the UCSB challenges? Please help us make PWA
ute to PWA, to support of other women, Children’s Day better and more reflective of your needs.
and to the campus in general. Because of Send us an e-mail at
our members’ support and involvement, • Steering Committee presence at the or and let us know
PWA has done much this year. We have Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on what is important to you.
sponsored a variety of programs and in- the Status of Women and the Housing
volvement opportunities including: planning discussions for staff Also, remember that PWA election time is
quickly approaching. We are looking for
• A luncheon address by Fiona • A special luncheon in February to members to get involved with the standing
Goodchild, Education Director of learn more about the history and committees. Check out the PWA Website
UCSB’s California Nanosystems purpose of PWA and to reconnect at for information
Institute (CNSI), on the representation with our founders on the committees and the upcoming
of women in science and engineering election. Thanks for supporting PWA and
And this is just a partial list! Ahead of us we look forward to more opportunities for
• A presentation by Rebecca Robertson, is the exciting spring conference on April collaborations with our members.
Executive Director of Domestic 28th, entitled Breaking Barriers: The
Violence Solutions, on domestic Many Faces of Women, featuring Cynder Sincerely,
violence and that it affects us all Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer of Girl
Scouts of America, Tres Condados. This
• An information session on breast promises to be an exciting and inspiring
cancer led by Diane Young-Pornish, conference. We are also trying something
Executive Director of the Breast new, a fashion show featuring diverse
Resource Center in Santa Barbara ways of being “professionally dressed.”
• An information session on women Be sure to check this out at the UCen Hub
and heart disease at noon on April 15th.

• A docent-led tour of the UCSB Art But all this programming aside, we want Cecilia Becerra and Carolyn Buford
Museum to hear from you, our members, about Co-Presidents
other ways that you imagine we can
In Remembrance of International Women’s Day
A REMINDER from half way around the immigrants of Italian and Jewish descent
world spurred me into action recently. were killed in a textile factory fire in New
My millennial daughter is studying for York City. This was known as the Triangle
a semester in Florence, Italy, with Santa Fire and it had a significant impact on
Barbara City College and having a labor legislation in the United States
wonderful experience. She wrote an e-mail and future observances of International
to the important women in her life about Women’s Day.
the Italian recognition given to women
on March 8, International Women’s Day. In 1981, the National Women’s History
While she was getting coffee before class, Project, in Santa Rosa, California,
the sweet old barista surprised her and her spearheaded the drive for a National
roommate by giving them each two yellow Women’s History Week, choosing the
mimosa flowers. Throughout the day week of March 8 to show the international
women receive these yellow flowers from connections among women. That year
men and others showing their appreciation the U.S. Congress passed a resolution
and gratitude, and in remembrance of the declaring National Women’s History
women who lost their lives on this day Week. Due to popular demand, in 1987 the
in 1911. That evening it is customary week was expanded to the entire month of
for groups of women to go out and have March, National Women’s History Month.
dinner together, which she did. It was So in the words of my daughter, “...even
here that she discovered the clubs and though it is now days late, give yourself
bars celebrating women with “Festa della a yellow flower and give one to someone
Donna” (Festival of the Woman). else, tell everyone you know and
In case you have forgotten the history remember this day...take notice of how
of this event, here is a brief recap from awesome and sacred we are, and our
two Websites, the United Nations at voices and memories should be heard and
on February 28. In 1910 the Socialist passed on.” Thank you, beautiful daughter and the National Women’s International proposed international
History Project at In 1909 and future leader, I did.
recognition and a year later March 19 was —Candace Stevenson
the Socialist Party of America declared the selected as the date. Then on March 25,
first National Women’s Day to be observed 1911, more than 140 working girls, mostly

Community Service Extends Scope

At present, we are running a warm clothes professional life. We are including styles
and toiletries drive in conjunction with of dress for different body types, and
Job Smart and the Community Affairs different professional roles. This event
Board. Job Smart is a local organization is to take place in the UCen Hub April
that helps unemployed members of 15th from 12-1. PWA will also take this
the community find jobs by providing opportunity to let people know what our
professional looking clothing as well as organization is all about, and to promote
soap, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, our annual conference coming up April
perfume and cologne for those who cannot 28th. At the end of the show we will
afford them. This is a crucial community raffle off several prizes including a fitness
service as it strives to help those who are evaluation and session with a personal
helping themselves. Some of their clients trainer, as well as gift certificates for
have lost their homes, been laid off, or are Red Robin and the UCSB bookstore.
facing other socio-economic challenges We hope to see you all out there. If you
that prevent them from securing these need any more information on this,
THE PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION resources we often take for granted. or any other PWA community service
Community Service Committee has Without money to secure appropriate project, please contact Barbara Byrge at
been very active this year, as always. We clothing, the pattern of unemployment and Thanks again to all
started with a backpack drive to provide homelessness cannot be overcome. Thanks our community supporters!
low income children in our area with to organizations like Job Smart, those —Barbara Byrge
backpacks filled with school supplies, who have faced serious hardships have
and we had amazing success, tripling the chance to start on the road to financial
the number of children we helped from success.
the previous year. Our second event was
a holiday party at Isla Vista Elementary PWA’s Community Service Committee
School with personal gifts that were will also sponsor a new event this year.
donated primarily by UCSB faculty and Our first Spring Fashion Show; “How
staff. The looks of delight on the children’s to Dress for Professional Life” is going
faces were more than enough reward for to showcase what women and men in
all those involved. We encourage more different professions might wear. This
community members to get involved next service is geared toward faculty as well
year so they, too, can enjoy the warm as graduating students to confront the
feeling of providing for needy children. issue of what is appropriate dress for
Spring Luncheon Speaker Encourages
Advocacy into Action
DR. FIONA GOODCHILD, who last year programs Goodchild has designed, have,
was honored by the White House for among other things, brought high school
her achievements in increasing the and community college students into
participation of minorities, women and contact with real research science and
disabled students in science, mathematics, scientists.
and engineering, was the featured speaker
at this year’s PWA Spring Luncheon held Among other projects, Goodchild has
at the UCSB Faculty Club. Goodchild, initiated and directed a partnership
who is Education Director of the with science teachers in Santa Barbara
California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI), County to improve science education
talked about improvising her career at and a partnership between the campus’s
UCSB, the representation of women in MRL and Santa Barbara City College.
science and engineering, and the potential At CNSI, she is currently working on
for professional women on campus to be two innovative projects, both funded by
role models in the research and education NSF. One engages graduate students in
community. K-12 classrooms and one brings science,
engineering, and mathematics high school
Goodchild, who served as Education and community college students to the
Director for both the UCSB Center for campus for mentoring and other activities
Quantized Electronic Structures (QUEST) designed to encourage them to pursue
and the Materials Reseach Laboratory STEM degrees.
(MRL) before joining CNSI, has spent
her 14-year career at UCSB finding Goodchild, whose Ed.D. degree is in
ways to integrate research science with cognitive psychology, came to UCSB
education with the goal of attracting more in 1990 from the University of Western
young people to careers in science and families, she pointed out, and neither Ontario, in Canada, where she was a
engineering. should women have to make such a counseling psychologist specializing in
choice. She urged PWA members to reach cognitive strategies for academic learning.
Concerned about the dwindling out to women graduate students and An advocate for women’s squash, she
number of students entering the STEM post-docs, by sharing their administrative found herself tapped to become the
disciplines (the acronym stands for expertise and offering encouragement. university’s intercollegiate women’s
science, technology, engineering, and squash coach, a position she held from
mathematics), Goodchild noted that for When she began her position at QUEST, 1979 to 1984.
women the problem is acute. At UCSB, Goodchild said the National Science
for example, out of 2,940 women who Foundation, a major funding source for Urging PWA members also to turn
received undergraduate degrees last year, the center, saw science education as a way advocacy into action, she urged them to
only 110 women received them in the to attract a greater number and diversity become involved in assisting women in
STEM disciplines. More than three times of students to the STEM fields. But the science by attending events sponsored
as many men received STEM degrees (out NSF recognized that many young people by WISE, an organization for Women in
of a total of 5,200 degrees). did not have positive images of science Science and Engineering. Find out what
and scientists. Notions that scientists are the issues are, she urged, and “just get to
Goodchild pointed out that even women isolated, out of touch, or lacking in social know these women.” Noting that there is
who have succeeded in reaching graduate skills and the perception that science is a new undergraduate residence hall wing
school can become discouraged by the too hard to learn and to teach discouraged for women in science and engineering, she
absence of support for their undertaking. students from pursuing tracks that would said, “visit the residence wing, meet the
Men do not leave graduate school or lead them into what are highly creative women, and see how you might help.”
careers in science when they have and social careers. To address this, the —Kathy Davis and Margaret Weeks

Resiliency Eases Stress from

Budget Cuts (and other challenges)
THE IMPACTS OF STATE BUDGET CUTS are that have the potential to increase your • Restrict consistent long hours in the
rippling out across campus and affecting resiliency during these, and other, office
all of us in various ways. You may be challenging times. • Volunteer your time in the community
inconvenienced by department strategies • Acknowledge increased workloads to • Schedule down time for processing
or suffer real hardship. These strategies yourself and your peers information and challenges
may range from restricting long distance • Celebrate your accomplishments
calls and limiting printed documents, • Spend time with family and friends If you sense you are becoming overwhelmed
to more severe steps such as cutting • Get adequate sleep (7-8 hours/night) by your situation, remember to use campus
programs, leaving positions vacant, or • Pursue a creative outlet, i.e., baking, resources such as those highlighted on
reduction of staff work hours. The bottom dancing, singing, gardening, page 6.
line is that escalating stress may impact scrapbooking —Candace Stevenson
your ability to function at your best. Here • Exercise frequently (even walking
are a few recommendations gathered 20-30 minutes a day gives positive
from colleagues (and backed by research) benefits)
PWA Honors 2003-04 Barbara S. Uehling
Re-Entry/Non-Traditional Students Book Scholarships
PWA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE the Angela Courtright Monica Isabel
recipients of the Barbara S. Uehling Re- is a graduate Sanchez
Entry/Non-Traditional Students Book student in the completed her
Scholarships. This year we are able to Education, A.A. in History
offer seven $200 book scholarships in Teaching with a 4.0
partnership with the UCSB Bookstore. & Learning GPA at Oxnard
Students who apply for this scholarship Mathematical College and
face unique challenges in completing Education Program began at UCSB
their degrees as they juggle being a and has a master’s in September
student, parent, wage earner, community degree in statistics. 2002 with a 3.5
volunteer, and frequently participant in She is a single GPA. She is an
co-curricular activities. As you read the parent and has two children ages 3 and 13. undergraduate
biographies below, we believe you will She holds a 3.78 GPA and volunteers with graduating in spring 2004 with a B.A. in
agree that this year’s applicants are very many organizations. Her goal is to become History and is a member of the Honors
deserving, dedicated, and hard working a professor and continue her research in Program in the College of Letters and
individuals. It is always a challenge to equity and teaching mathematics. She Science. Monica completed the fall 2003
make these selections since the number of would one day like to own a business quarter with 20 units and a 4.0 grade point
eligible students providing after-school math and science average and made the Dean’s Honors List.
is greater than enrichment programs that offer hands-on She has three children ages 7, 8, and 9.
our ability problem solving activities. She plans to enter the Master’s/Doctorate
to provide program with an ultimate goal to teach at a
scholarships. Sun Ji Kim is a research institution.
graduate student in
Gloria Campa is Anthropology. She Scott E. Thompson
an undergraduate has two children is an undergraduate
who will be ages 3 and 2. She studying Chemistry,
graduating is planning to get Mathematics and
winter quarter a Ph.D. and work Athletic Coaching
2004 with a at a University of Golf. He is also
B.A. degree in Korea, in the the head varsity
in Business field of Korean boy’s golf coach at
Economics/ archeology and San Marcos High
Accounting. She has two children ages world archeology School. Scott is
4 and 6. Gloria considers her education teaching students married and has
as one of her greatest achievements. and doing research. three children
She plans to pursue a CPA license and ages 4, 2, and a newborn. His GPA is 3.8
wants to work for a CPA firm. Once Emily Sarah Moher graduated with with 21 units per quarter. He works at the
financially stable, she hopes to return to a B.A. degree in YMCA teaching children to swim and
her community to work with the youth to Mathematics from volunteers with the American Red Cross
help educate them against choosing a life Wesleyan University teaching first aid and CPR. He plans to go
of drugs and violence. in Connecticut with to medical school and become a pediatric
a 3.4 GPA. This is cardiothoracic surgeon.
Tiffany DeJesus- her first quarter as —Lisa Oshins and Carol Wilmoth
Armel is an a graduate student
undergraduate in Mathematics.
who will be Her career goal is to
graduating in become a professor
spring quarter of mathematics
2004 with a at a community
B.A. degree in college. She wants
Sociology. She is to instill confidence
a student-athlete and passion for beginning and struggling
on a cross country mathematics students.
and track team
as well as a wife
and mother with a ten month old daughter.
Her GPA is over 3.0. After graduation she
plans to continue her education at a local
city college to meet the criteria to pass
the DAT and get into a dentistry school.
Tiffany’s ultimate goal is to become an
orthodontist and open up her own practice.
She wants to give back to her community.

Bookies Take Note
IT’S A GOOD THING that our club members like to have at my disposal complicated Western literature in her home. Since the
have good eyesight because many of them hybrid emotions, Germanic traincar books they read were officially banned by
read everything they can get their hands constructions like, say, “the happiness the government, the women were forced to
on. The March selection was anything that attends disaster.” Or: “the meet in secret, often sharing photocopied
(fiction or non-fiction) by Anne Lamott disappointment of sleeping with one’s pages of the illegal novels. For two years
that coincided with her Arts & Lectures fantasy.”…I’d like to have a word they met to talk, share, and “shed their
appearance (hilarious!).We had a lively for “the sadness inspired by failing mandatory veils and robes and burst into
discussion on how her quirky, personal restaurants” as well as for “the color.” Though most of the women were
history is woven, quite engagingly, into all excitement of getting a room with a shy and intimidated at first, they soon
her books; but we felt sometimes overdone minibar.” I’ve never had the right words became emboldened by the forum and
in her novels. At our spring meetings we to describe my life, and now that I’ve used the meetings as a springboard for
will discuss Middlesex, a Greek American entered my story, I need them more than debating the social, cultural, and political
family saga by Jeffrey Eugenides on April ever. realities of living under strict Islamic
1; Reading Lolita in Tehran, part memoir rule. They discussed their harassment at
and part literary criticism, by Azar Nafisi When you get to the end of this the hands of “morality guards,” the daily
on May 6; and for June 3, a book (which splendorous book, when you suddenly indignities of living under the Ayatollah
is TBD) related to food to inspire our realize that after hundreds of pages you Khomeini’s regime, the effects of the Iran-
potluck that day. We meet on Thursdays have only a few more left to turn over, Iraq war in the 1980s, love, marriage, and
in the Goleta Valley Room in the UCen you’ll experience a quick pang of regret life in general, giving readers a rare inside
from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and everyone is knowing that your time with Cal is look at revolutionary Iran. The books were
welcome. coming to a close, and you may even resist always the primary focus, however, and
finishing it—putting it aside for an hour or they became “essential to our lives: they
“I was born two, or maybe overnight—just so that this were not a luxury but a necessity,” she
twice: first, as wondrous, magical novel might never end. writes.
a baby girl, on —Brad Thomas Parsons,
a remarkably Threaded into the memoir are trenchant
smogless Detroit An inspired discussions of the work of Vladimir
day in January blend of Nabokov, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jane
of 1960; and memoir Austen, and other authors who provided
then again, as a and literary the women with examples of those who
teenage boy, in criticism, successfully asserted their autonomy
an emergency Reading Lolita despite great odds. The great works
room near in Tehran encouraged them to strike out against
Petoskey, is a moving authoritarianism and repression in their
Michigan, testament to the own ways, both large and small: “There,
in August of power of art in that living room, we rediscovered that
1974.” And so and its ability we were also living, breathing human
begins Middlesex, the mesmerizing saga to change beings; and no matter how repressive the
of a near-mythic Greek American family and improve state became, no matter how intimidated
and the “roller-coaster ride of a single people’s lives. and frightened we were, like Lolita we
gene through time.” The odd but utterly In 1995, after tried to escape and to create our own little
believable story of Cal Stephanides, and resigning from pockets of freedom,” she writes. In short,
how this 41-year-old hermaphrodite was her job as a professor at a university in the art helped them to survive.
raised as Calliope, is at the tender heart Tehran due to repressive policies, Azar —Shawn Carkonen,
of this long-awaited second novel from Nafisi invited seven of her best female
Jeffrey Eugenides, whose elegant and students to attend a weekly study of great
haunting 1993 debut, The Virgin Suicides,
remains one of the finest first novels of
recent memory.
Eugenides weaves together a Founders Luncheon, February 2004: Carol Parsons, Carolyn Buford, and Jody Kaufman
kaleidoscopic narrative spanning 80
years of a stained family history, from a
fateful incestuous union in a small town
in early 1920s Asia Minor to Prohibition-
era Detroit; from the early days of Ford
Motors to the heated 1967 race riots; from
the tony suburbs of Grosse Pointe and a
confusing, aching adolescent love story to
modern-day Berlin. Eugenides’s command
of the narrative is astonishing. He balances
Cal/Callie’s shifting voices convincingly,
spinning this strange and often unsettling
story with intelligence, insight, and
generous amounts of humor:
Emotions, in my experience aren’t
covered by single words. I don’t believe
in “sadness,” “joy,” or “regret.”…I’d
Women and Men in the Workplace:
Campus Support
Are we closing the earnings gap? and Advocacy
BACK IN 1979, the U.S. Department of Labor and women earned $50,336*). Among
first made available data that compared
women’s earnings to men’s earnings. Those
physicians, the difference was between
$1,626/week or $84,552/year for men and Resources
data showed that, across all states, all ages, $947/week or $49,244/year for women. THERE MAY COME A TIME in your UCSB
and all racial/ethnic groups, women earned Even among registered nurses, where career when you feel that you have been
about 63% as much as did men. A lot has women outnumbered men 1,597,000 to treated unfairly or that your rights have
changed in the past 25 years. If I were writing 140,000, male nurses earned $957/week been violated. You might be intimidated
this article in 1979, I would be doing research and female nurses earned $870/week. by the very thought of taking action in
in the library and typing the final product The difference between men and women a large setting like UCSB, where your
on an IBM electric typewriter. Now, I’m teaching at the college and university support system often consists of people
accessing the federal government’s data via level was $244 on average per week (men whom you’ve never met. It is important
the Web, word processing the article on my - $1,140/week and women - $896/week), a for you to know that there are people on
computer, and submitting it electronically to difference of $12,688 over a year. this campus in positions that have been
the wonderful editor of our PWA newsletter. established specifically to assist staff who
But these are national data: How does
But how much has changed in terms of California compare? The good news is that have complaints.
closing the earnings gap between women California’s earnings gap is smaller than the If you have taken the necessary steps
and men? According to the Bureau of Labor national average. In California, women on to deal with a problem on your own,
Statistics’ data, as of 2002 women earned average earn about 84% of what men earn. and you still feel as if you are being
about 78% as much as did men. This means The bad news, though, is the significant treated unfairly, then it is time to take
that for every dollar men on average earned, earnings gap between white women and the problem to someone who can help
women earned 78 cents. Extrapolating in a women of color. This is of particular you. If you already have an established
general—but nonetheless telling—way, we concern in California given our racial and support system, by all means utilize
find that for every monthly income of $4,500 ethnic diversity. While inflation-adjusted it. If not, you can begin the process of
that men on average earned, women earned earnings for white women increased 30% problem resolution in some of the places
$3,510 a month. Further extrapolation shows between 1979 and 2002, earnings for black that follow. As stated in our PWA bylaws,
that for every annual income of $54,000 women increased only 22% while earnings we are committed to providing a forum
that men on average received, women for Latino women increased only 10%. to influence decisions on campus and
received only $42,120 a year. Multiplied community issues that affect women at
over, say, a fifteen-year career, a man making I’ve given you a quick overview of one
set of admittedly dated statistics (without UCSB. Over the length of our existence
$54,000 annually would earn $810,000 we have had varying degrees of
while a women—who was making $42,120 regard for statistical significance when
evaluating occupational groups wherein effectiveness in accomplishing this, and
annually—would earn $631,800. so we currently are looking at how we
men greatly outnumber women). But these
Might, however, the inequity in earnings statistics certainly suggest that which we might redefine this part of our mission.
be less than an initial look at the statistics have suspected for many years, namely, that We welcome your comments as is
would suggest? That is, might women’s our state and nation suffer from earnings mentioned in our co-presidents’ message.
lower earnings be due to the fact that more inequities based on gender, race, and Academic & Staff Assistance Program
women work part-time than do men? ethnicity. This is just one more measure of Terrie Furukawa and John Berberet,
Leaving aside the notion that women work the ways in which our society, despite our Counselors
less than men for a future discussion, hard-won and significant gains, falls short SAASB 3101, 893-3318
suffice it to say that the data referenced of being the socially and economically just
above were calculated for full-time wages society that we would like future generations Affirmative Action Office
and salaries. So, differences in part-time to enjoy. We are moving in the right direction Joseph Castro, Coordinator
versus full-time work between men and in terms of closing the gap, but much work South Hall 1501, 893-2701
women do not account for the inequity in remains to be done. Exactly what we should
earnings. Might women’s lower earnings, be doing—from increasing awareness to Americans with Disabilities Act
though, be due to the fact that women are still advocating for equal pay to considering Linda Raney, Coordinator
underrepresented in higher paying positions? legislation—is the topic for a future, lively Cheadle Hall 4129, 893-2184
That is, does the fact there are more men than discussion. But a first step is certainly to
make ourselves informed and aware of the Ombuds Office
women engineers and more men than women Judy Guillermo-Newton, Acting
physicians account for the earnings inequity? exact nature of the work place that we—men
and women across the color spectrum— Coordinator
A look at the statistics broken down by create and for which we are responsible. Currently located at Women’s Center
occupation does reveal that in 2002 there Building 434, Room 141, 893-3285
—Laurie Hoyle
were 1,811,000 men across our nation in Sexual Harassment/Title IX
engineering occupations and only 235,000 *These annual salaries might seem low, but keep in
Complaint Office
women in engineering. We also see that mind that they are national averages for individuals
Paula Rudolph, Officer
370,000 men were physicians and 169,000 working in a variety of environments, for example,
Cheadle Hall 2121, 893-32546
women were physicians. Among college physicians working in rural areas as well as physicians
and university teachers, we find 442,000 working in specialties in metropolitan areas. Also, Women’s Center
men and 271,000 women. But even within the Department of Labor converts current dollars to De Acker, Director
these occupations, we find that women are constant dollars in order to adjust for inflation. This Building 434, Room 141, 893-3778
paid less than men. Men in engineering depresses current dollar amounts, but allows one to
earned on average $1,170 a week while compare the purchasing power of the current dollar Work/Life Issues
women on average earned $968 a week to the purchasing power of, for example, the dollar of Wendy Nishikawa, Coordinator
(over a 52-week year, men earned $60,840 two or four or six years ago. SAASB 3101, 893-7323
2003–04 PWA Officers 2003-2004 PWA Standing
Carolyn Buford Lupe Navarro-Garcia Community Service
Office of Student Life Education Opportunity Program The goal of this committee is to promote • x8749 • x4550 volunteer opportunities by designing
Cecilia Becerra Kim Parent and sponsoring projects of service to our
Financial Aid Orientation Programs
campus and the community. • x3336 • x3858
SECRETARY: Barbara Byrge
Mary Rae Staton Instructional Reesources
Linguistics • x8910 x4344

TREASURER: Membership
Mary Lum This committee supports the growth of
College of Letters & Science PWA through active recruitment within • x2206
the UCSB community.
Candace Stevenson College of Letters & Science
Office of Student Life • x3480
Sarah Dillingham
PAST CO-PRESIDENTS: Graduate Division
Lisa Oshins
Office of Executive Vice Chancellor • x2785 x4656
Carol Wilmoth
Gevirtz Research Center Programs • x7905 The Programs Committee provides year-
round activities and events on topics
PWA Statement of Purpose Statement of Appreciation responsive to the members’ needs and
To develop awareness among faculty, The PWA would like to thank the interests. It researches possible activities
staff, and other campus constituencies of Affirmative Action Office for their and coordinates with other campus
the contributions of women to the mission financial contributions and continued constituents.
of UCSB. support of the publication of the Co-Chairs:
To provide activities and support to other bi-annual PWA Newsletter. Michelle Crawford
campus constituencies that contribute to Office of Research
the advancement of women.
To serve as a networking and x3787
communications channel among women Kathy Davis
employees at UCSB. Budget & Planning
To provide a forum to influence decisions The PWA Membership Committee
on campus and community issues that co-chairs have been revising the x3389
affect women at UCSB. membership lists and labels. E-mail
reminders will be sent to you if your Publicity and Publications
membership has expired. The members of the Publicity and
Publications Committee are responsible
for publicizing and informing members
Yes! I Would Like to Join the of PWA-sponsored events and activities.
UCSB Professional Women’s Association! Brenda Reheem
Office of Student Life
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Every year the Affirmative Action Office produces a report concerning faculty, students and career staff that includes statistical data
on gender breakdown for career staff. The two charts below reflect data as of 10/31/01 and 10/31/03 revealing the following variations
in female staff from two years ago:
Management Program -3 Technicians +12 Operatives (semi-skilled) -2
Mid-Management -36 Clerical -51 Laborers +1
Professionals +112 Craftsworkers (skilled) -1 Service Workers +34

Employment Stats Employment Stats

2001 UCSB Career Staff Workforce by Federal Categories 2003 UCSB Career Staff Workforce by Federal Categories
800 700
Female Female
700 600
Male Male
Number of Employees

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N E W S L E T T E R 2003 – 04
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