Would you believe the museum industry is on the verge of becoming a female-dominated profession? How do you think this will affect the status of women in the field? Counter-intuitively, research in other female-dominated professions has shown that there is often a social stigma associated with the work and that the gender pay gap is significant. What can we learn from the experiences of other female-dominated professions, and how do we work towards gender equity in the museum field? What policies and practices, such as parental leave and hiring procedures, could be included in the discussion around gender equity?
The March Lunch With NEMA has been posted to the New England Museum Association website. You can tune in to the webinar here.