Women in Economics Symposium
The 2021 symposium was held virtually on Feb. 17 and 18. Watch videos from the 2021 event.
At the 2021 Women in Economics Symposium, attendees learned how economists can help save the environment; reduce income inequality; improve healthcare outcomes; help people make better decisions; and reduce the severity of economic recessions.
Complete 2021 Agenda (pdf)
They heard from:
Lisa D. Cook, Director, AEA Summer Program, Professor of Economics and International Relations Michigan State University
Brigitte Madrian, Dean and Marriott Distinguished Professor Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business
Marie T. Mora, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Professor of Economics University of Missouri – St. Louis
Nancy Rose, Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abigail Wozniak, Director, Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute, Senior Research Economist Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
History of the Women in Economics Symposium
This annual symposium began in 2018 at the St. Louis Fed, along with the Women in Economics Podcast Series. This initiative is designed to connect young women with accomplished women in the economics profession who share the story of their career journey—helping inspire women who wonder if economics is a profession they should (and actually could) pursue.
The St. Louis Fed continues to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to pursue economics.
- Watch video from the 2020 event, held in Cleveland, which featured Julianne Malveaux and Lisa Cook.
- Watch videos from the 2019 event, held in St. Louis, which featured Loretta Mester, Amanda Bayer, and Kate Warne. Mester presented “Increasing Diversity, Inclusion, and Opportunity in Economics: Perspectives of a Brown-Eyed Economist.”
- Watch videos from the 2018 event, held in St. Louis, including Mary Daly's presentation “21st Century Economics: The Importance of You.”