Hilary M. Lips, chair of the Radford University Department of Psychology, attended the Gender, Work & Organization 8th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference from June 26-28.
The conference, held at Keene University in the United Kingdom, is an international forum on issues of gender equality.
Lips, also the director of the RU Center for Gender Studies, presented her research on young women’s expectations of how much power they can attain and how much they can be paid in future careers. The presentation, titled "Possible Futures at Work: Anticipation of Power and Pay by U.S. College Students," outlines research that has shown that women see less opportunity for power and pay in their futures than men.
The Department of Psychology at RU is home to about 400 undergraduate majors and 90 graduate students with a variety of different interests, aspirations and career goals. Psychology faculty members work closely with students, often partnering with them in pursuit of new research.