Pioneering Women Interviews

Oral histories and video-taped panel conversations with trailblazing women on the Stanford faculty and staff.

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Pioneering Women I: A Conversation with Women Hired between 1958 and 1975

A group of Stanford women faculty members--Leonore A. Herzenberg (Medical School - Genetics); Marion Lewenstein (Communication); Eleanor Emmons Maccoby (Psychology); Nancy Huddleston Packer (English)--discuss how they came to work at Stanford and the family situations they found themselves in when they began their careers. They discuss the hard work and dedication necessary to pave the way for female representation in the academia. Professor of Law Barbara Babcock acted as moderator. View Transcript.

Pioneering Women II: Women Faculty Hired at Stanford in the Late 1960s and Early 1970s

In this video panel, five of Stanford's pioneering women faculty members discuss their career journeys. Topics covered include family expectations, the role of mentors, and the way gender influenced their treatment by colleagues, students, and others. Participants include Sarah S. Donaldson (Radiation Oncology); Carolyn Lougee (History); Helen Quinn (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory); Myra Strober (Education and Economics/GSB); and Elizabeth Traugott (Linguistics and English). View Transcript.

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