March 17, 1988 |
Jewel Plummer Cobb is a woman very much in demand. Not only is she president of California State University at Fullerton, a campus with 23,700 students, she also serves on the corporate boards of First Interstate Bancorp, Allied-Signal, CPC International and Travelers Corp. "It keeps me pushed psychologically," Cobb said. "When I do fly to the East Coast, I do it on a 24-hour turnaround." But board room contacts have led directly to corporate sponsorship of several campus projects, she said.
January 27, 1998 |
When Belen Luevano de Ortega, 59, came to the border 12 years ago to support her dying husband, people told her that only women of dubious reputations worked at the maquiladora assembly plants. She settled for a miserable $3 a week as a live-in maid. But when her daughter, Alicia Ortega, 36, joined her two years later, the younger woman couldn't care less what people said. Ortega jumped at a manufacturing job--in spite of a husband who wanted her home with the children.
October 21, 1992 |
Do you think women choose jobs that pay less than those of their male counterparts? Or that their time is less valuable than their husband's? Or that they have fewer children so that they can spend more money on them? Gary S. Becker thinks so. And last week the Royal Swedish Academy awarded the University of Chicago economist $1.2 million and the Nobel Prize. While Becker celebrates, many women scholars across the country are steamed. Some say "appalled."
September 13, 1988 |
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asked a federal court Monday to hold United Airlines in contempt for failing to hire enough blacks and women as pilots. In a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, the commission charged that United has failed to abide by a 1976 consent decree in which the airline agreed to hire qualified minority and women pilots at double the rate at which they applied for the jobs in relation to white males.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1994 |
This class mixes physics with weightlifting, basic algebra with hauling a heavy toolbox up and down stairs. All the students are women, and child care is offered down the hall. Three nights a week, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has conducted a much-praised program designed to introduce women to one of the great male bastions of city employment--the skilled craft positions at the DWP.
May 19, 1996 |
Cathy Mears thought the best thing she could do after she had children was give up her career and become a stay-at-home mom. But she just couldn't afford it. "My husband and I looked at all kinds of things, trying to swing it," she said. "Finally I said maybe I'll just have to go back to work." However, Mears found some middle ground. Now the co-owner of B&C Family Daycare in Vista, Calif., she works part time from home.
May 16, 1994
Leslie Meltzer Aronzon recalls her moment of embarrassment--and annoyance--well. It was right after she and four colleagues had been in an intense negotiating session with an important client. As they were walking along discussing their potential responses, the conversation came to a dead halt. Aronzon's co-workers had all veered off and disappeared into the men's room. "I stood there and talked to the plant," said Aronzon, 31, an investment banker with Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin Inc.
December 28, 1995 |
The Balkan war never reached this faraway mountain village in central Serbia, but the women who live here longed for peace as much as anyone. With the fighting over and economic sanctions against the rump Yugoslavia suspended, dozens of them have returned to doing what they do best: hand-knitting wool sweaters that before the war enjoyed a worldwide reputation and helped transform this region into an economic wonderland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1988 |
More precise definitions of sexual harassment that include "leering" and "display of sexually suggestive objects or pictures, cartoons or posters" were adopted Monday by the city's Commission on the Status of Women and forwarded to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley.
July 2, 1989 |
Regents of the University of California vs. Bakke (June 28, 1978): The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the UC Davis Medical School discriminated against Allan Bakke, a white, when it denied him admission to the school, and orders that he be admitted. The medical school's admissions policy, designed to increase the number of minorities in the white-dominated medical profession, set aside 16 of the 100 openings for racial minorities.