212028 Personal Gender Paradoxes: Gender, class and ethnic issues in intimate relationships

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Stacey B. Plichta, ScD , CUNY School of Public Health, at Hunter College, New York, NY
Professonal advancement may come at great personal cost for women. Women who are in intimate relationships prior to earning advanced degrees and/or advancing at work may find that their new accomplishments pose a challenge to their relationships. Breakups and divorces have been known to result when the power differential in a relationship changes. Women who are not in an intimate relationship may find that having an advanced degree intimidates or puts off potential partners. These issues may be compounded by issues of culture, race, class and sexual orientation. Little definitive work has been conducted in this area. This round-table seeks to open a discussion among professional women to discuss these issues. An open-discussion with semi-structured questions to facilitate discussion will be conducted.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss identified challenges to personal relationships that occur when seeking educational and career advancement.

Keywords: Women, Workforce

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have co-led and led PhD and MPH programs in public health and understand the personal issues faced by women professionals.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.