AAS Committee on the Status of Women  
Issue of February 13, 2009 
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson, & Michele Montgomery 
 
This week's issues: 
 
1. NYT Op-Ed on Diversity 
 
2. CNN.com article on "The price of saying 'no' at work" 
 
3. COM/CSWP Reception, APS, March 17 
 
4. "Around the World in 180 Minutes: differences and similarities among 
   women physicists", APS, March 17  
 
5. CSWP/FIAP Networking Breakfast for Women in Industry, APS, March 17 
 
6. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
7. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
 
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1. NYT Op-Ed on Diversity 
From: Pat Knezek [pknezeknoao.edu] 
 
There is an interesting Op Ed article entitled "Mistresses of the 
Universe" by Nicholas D. Kristof in the Feb. 7 2009 New York Times 
on-line edition.  He discusses how things might be different in the 
economic world if Wall Street and banks were more diverse.  References 
to interesting studies are included.  The article is available at 
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/opinion/08kristof.html?_r=1&em . 
 
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2. "The price of saying 'no' at work" by Suzy Welch 
From: Amy Simon-Miller [Amy.Simonnasa.gov] 
 
"Can any woman in a fast-paced, high-powered career ever stop saying yes 
-- without self-destructing?"   
 
Article at 
http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/worklife/02/10/o.saying.no.at.work/index.html 
 
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3. COM/CSWP Reception, March 17 
From: WIPHYS Feb. 9, 2009 
 
Come learn about the work of the Committee on Minorities in Physics and 
the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, network with 
colleagues, and unwind after a long day of sessions at the APS Meeting 
in Pittsburgh.  This event will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 6:00-7:30 
pm in the Westin Hotel. 
 
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4. "Around the World in 180 Minutes: differences and similarities among 
   women physicists", March 17 
From: WIPHYS Feb. 9, 2009 
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 11:15 AM - 2:15 PM, Session J4 , Room: 306/307 
Co-sponsors: CSWP and Forum on International Physics.  
Chairs: Eliane Lessner, CSWP and Cherrill Spencer, FIP  
 
This is a panel discussion session which will provide a worldwide 
assessment of the status and experiences of women in physics; paying 
attention to the different cultures and environments they work in and to 
how the age of the physicist affects their perspective.  Six invited 
speakers will present analyses of the progress being made in promoting 
women in physics from their personal experiences and as assessed from 
their participation in the Third International Conference on Women in 
Physics (ICWIP2008) convened in Seoul, Korea in October 2008.  
 
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5. CSWP/FIAP Networking Breakfast for Women in Industry, APS, March 17 
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Westin Hotel, Pittsburgh. 
Enjoy a full breakfast and hear an informal talk by Lidija Sekaric, IBM 
TJ Watson Research Laboratory, who will speak on the "Business 
Impact of a Women's Networking Group." Cost:  $15, $5 for 
physics students, thanks to the generosity of the Forum on Industrial 
and Applied Physics.  Both men and women are welcome.  
 
Space is limited, so preregistration is strongly recommended at 
http://www.aps.org/meetings/march/events/receptions/cswp-fiap.cfm    by 
March 2, 2009.   After that you must purchase tickets ON SITE at the 
main APS Registration Desk (go to Balances Due) in the Convention 
Center, as long as tickets are available.  
 
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