Pioneer in Fighting Sexism in the Workplace to Speak Jan. 24

Renowned labor economist Myra Strober will read from her new memoir “Sharing the Work”

A head shot of Myra Strober

Myra Strober

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — Myra Strober, a renowned labor economist and Professor Emerita at Stanford University’s School of Education, will speak at a public lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the University of California, Riverside.

Strober will share insights from her new memoir, Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others),” and answer questions about work and family in higher education today. The book will be available for purchase at the event and Strober will be signing copies.

The talk is from 3-4 p.m. in the Graduate School of Education, 1215 Sproul Hall. Attendees should RSVP by visiting or calling (951) 827-1493 by Friday, Jan. 20. Free parking will be provided to those who RSVP.

In 1970, Strober was denied tenure by the head of UC Berkeley’s Economics Department, which she soon realized was because she was a woman and a mother. Filled with anger, she found her life’s work: to study and fight sexism in the workplace, in academia, and at home. Her book spans the decades between her Brooklyn childhood and her groundbreaking Stanford seminar on women and work, and captures the spirit of a revolution fully lived.

Strober’s memoir, Sharing The Work

Strober is the author of numerous articles on occupational segregation, women in the professions and management, the economics of childcare, feminist economics, and the teaching of economics. She is co-author, with Agnes Chan, of “The Road Winds Uphill All the Way: Gender, Work, and Family in the United States and Japan.”

Strober was also the founding director of the Stanford Center for Research on Women (now the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research) and the first chair of the National Council for Research on Women, a consortium of U.S. centers for research on women, which today has more than 100 member centers.

Although officially retired, Strober continues to teach a course on work and family every spring at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where she has a courtesy faculty appointment.

The lecture is part of the Graduate School of Education’s Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by UCR’s Women’s Faculty Association.

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