2023 Women in Economics Symposium Video Archive
Did you know that some studies suggest female college students are more likely to express interest in economics as a major if they have a female role model in their principles of economics class?1 Role models in life—teachers, coaches, parents—have helped form us into the people we are today. As college students navigate entering the workforce, their role models help shape their careers. Having strong mentor relationships can help students find careers that they are passionate about and do work that is meaningful and fulfilling. The 2023 Women in Economics Symposium focused on building mentor relationships and learning from others throughout one’s entire career journey.
2023 Video Archive
- Stephanie Aaronson, senior associate director of the Division of Research and Statistics at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, highlights her own personal motivation in finding a career in economics and what specific research and policy issues inspired her work over the years.
- This panel session offers career insights from women with either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics and a wide variety of work experience and career paths.
- Daryl Fairweather, chief economist at Redfin, discusses managing your career, negotiating your salary, finding job opportunities, navigating life experiences and building relationships. Fairweather uses the movie “Two Can Play That Game” as an example of negotiation and game theory, and she shares how everyday life lessons can apply to building a career.
- In this panel session moderated by St. Louis Community College-Meramec economics professor Gail Heyne Hafer, Daryl Fairweather, chief economist at Redfin, and Stephanie Aaronson, senior associate director of the Division of Research and Statistics at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, discuss their answers to questions commonly asked in informational interviews. The conversation offers insight into the importance of informational interviews when finding a mentor, as well as developing mentor relationships and the benefits of having a mentor.