Politics & Policy

A Woman’s Place Is in the Economic Recovery

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In honor and celebration of Women’s History Month, a panel from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Bedrosian Center on Governance, the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute discusses the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on women and women’s critical role in the recovery process.

The conversation is moderated by Alex Cohen from Spectrum News 1 SoCal, and features Sen. Nancy Skinner of California’s 9th Senate District; Dee Dee Myers, senior advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom and director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development; and Odilia Romero, co-founder and executive director of Comunidades Indigenas en Liderazgo (CIELO). Christine Beckman, USC Price Family Chair in Social Innovation and professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, opens the event and provides a detailed framework for the webinar.

Who Will Benefit

– Those who want to learn how COVID-19 has intensified gender inequalities
– Women business owners seeking pandemic-related government support and guidance
– Those looking to further understand the invisible labor carried out by women

About Our Featured Faculty

Christine Beckman is the Price Family Chair in Social Innovation and professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. She is the current editor at Administrative Science Quarterly. She previously served on the faculty at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland and the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. At Maryland, she was the academic director for the Center for Social Value Creation, diversity officer, and facilitated a peer network for junior faculty women. At UC Irvine, she was a chancellor’s fellow from 2008-2011 and faculty director of the Don Beall Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Beckman has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals. She is known for her research on organizational learning, interorganizational networks, inequality, innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly on how collaborative relationships and diverse experiences facilitate organizational change. Her 2020 book, Dreams of the Overworked: Living, Working and Parenting in the Digital Age, is an ethnographic account of working parents efforts to be ideal workers, perfect parents and ultimate bodies. She is a native Californian and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University.