International Women's Day 2020
Through their groundbreaking research, women at Northwestern uncovered some of the significant inequities that still exist in areas ranging from postpartum care to the music industry to research funding. Northwestern celebrates International Women’s Day by recognizing these contributions and the ways that all members of our community are #EachForEqual.
Meet the Researchers
Teresa Woodruff is the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Feinberg and director of the Women’s Health Research Institute. Woodruff, who also is dean of The Graduate School, has published research on the inequities in research funding for women scientists.
Nevert Badreldin is an associate professor at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine who focuses on maternal fetal medicine. She has published research on the how disparities in pain management affect black and Hispanic women.
Ágnes Horvát is an assistant professor in Northwestern’s School of Communication. She has published research on the underrepresentation of women and the challenges women face in the music industry.
Explore the Research
Research from across Northwestern reveals factors that help women succeed in their careers and the ways that discrimination can negatively impact women’s career sustainability and longevity.
This academic year marks 150 years since women could enroll as Northwestern undergraduate students. As the University commemorates this milestone — and the women, womxn and gender-diverse individuals who have shaped Northwestern — the Northwestern community will have many opportunities to reflect, be inspired and learn from each other. To get involved in events or programming and to get inspired by our catalysts for change, visit the 150 Years of Women website.
Published: March 04, 2020. Updated: March 25, 2020.
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