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100 Years After Women’s Suffrage: Gender Equality?
June 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Moderator: Elizabeth (Betsy) Armstrong, Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
Sally B Frank ’80, Professor of Law, Drake University
Rachel A. George ’10, Senior Researcher, Overseas Development Institute
Toni Murphy ’05, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Comcast
Carrie Lips Lukas ’95, President, Independent Women’s Forum
Elizabeth (Betsy) Armstrong
Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
Elizabeth M. Armstrong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology with joint affiliations in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Office of Population Research. Her research interests include public health, the history and sociology of medicine, risk in obstetrics and medical ethics. She is currently conducting research on diseases and agenda-setting, and on fetal personhood and the evolution of obstetrical practice and ethics. She is the author or coauthor of articles in Health Affairs, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Marriage and the Family, International Family Planning Perspectives, and Studies in Family Planning and is the author of “Conceiving Risk, Bearing Responsibility: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Diagnosis of Moral Disorder” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003). She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar on Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan (1998-2000). After earning her MPA from Princeton, Armstrong received her Ph.D. in sociology and demography from the University of Pennsylvania. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University.
Sally B. Frank ’80
Professor of Law at Drake University
Sally B. Frank is a Professor of Law at Drake University. She teaches primarily in the legal clinic where she and her students represent people in family law, domestic violence, and guardianship cases. She also teaches seminars in Women and the Law and Women in the Hebrew Scriptures and has published about women’s issues. Sally has been active in women’s rights, civil rights, and peace campaigns since before she started at Princeton. She often legal observes at protests and represents protesters. She is currently on the North American Board of Women of Reform Judaism and was its resolutions chair or co-chair for eight years. Sally is probably best known in Princeton circles for her suit against Ivy, Tiger and Cottage Clubs and the University for sex discrimination. She began the suit in 1979 as a 19-year-old junior at the University and it ended in 1992 when she was already a law professor at Drake. By then she had won the case and all three eating clubs had admitted women.
Carrie Lips Lukas ’95
President, Independent Women’s Forum
Carrie Lukas is the president of Independent Women’s Forum. Lukas is the author of “Checking Progressive Privilege” and “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism.” She is also a contributor to National Review and Forbes.com and the vice president for policy and economics at Independent Women’s Voice. Lukas has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today and The New York Post. Carrie has testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security. Before joining IWF in 2003, she worked on Capitol Hill and at the Cato Institute. She lives in Berlin, Germany with her husband and five children.
Toni Murphy ’05
Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Comcast
Toni Murphy is currently the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Comcast. In this role, Toni is responsible for customer acquisition, growth and retention for nearly 2 million customers in the Keystone Region, which encompasses the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, eastern Ohio and western Maryland—a $4B business segment for Comcast. Based in Pittsburgh, she leads an incredible team of 600 sales, marketing and operations professionals who delight consumers with our residential data, phone, television, home automation / surveillance products and services. Toni sits on the board of Strong Women Strong Girls, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit focused on the development and mentorship of female youth and mid-level female leaders and Catalyst Connection, the premier consulting and training services not-for-profit organization focused on the manufacturing sector in southwestern Pennsylvania. She also sits on the advisory board for The Advanced Leadership Initiative (TALI), where she is helping shape the future of African American leadership in the city of Pittsburgh. She has received many accolades including being named the 2019 Woman of Excellence by the New Pittsburgh Courier and 2019 Woman of Influence by the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Rachel A. George ’10
Senior Researcher, Overseas Development Institute
Rachel A. George ’10 is a researcher and writer working in the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion program at the Overseas Development Institute in London, a global affairs think tank. She conducts research on global women’s rights issues and manages a number of donor-funded global programs supporting gender equality globally, including those funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UN Women, UNCTED, UNICEF and other donors. She gained her PhD from the London School of Economics in 2018 focusing on the implementation of international human rights law in the Middle East. Her research and commentary has been published in a range of books and journals including in Human Rights Review, The Huffington Post and Think Global Health and as chapters in the “Routledge History of Human Rights” and “The Arab Gulf States and the West: Perception and Realities—Opportunities and Perils.” In addition to her PhD in International Relations, she holds an MA in Middle East Studies from Harvard University and a BA in Politics from Princeton.