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."
For more information about supporting the study of philosophy at Princeton, contact Kerstin Larsen '83 *17, assistant vice president for development, at Klarsen@princeton.edu or 609-258-8972.