Women who study economics traveled from all over the country to the St. Louis Fed for the Women in Economics symposium. The event included a review of the research and data on women in economics, panels featuring women from various career fields who majored in economics, time to network and discuss career options over hors d'oeuvres, and unique perspectives from leaders in the field.
Mary Daly, executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, gave the keynote presentation (watch video of the presentation below). She was joined by Claudia Sahm, section chief of consumer and community development research for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Ellen Zentner, managing director and chief U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley, for a panel discussion. Gail Heyne Hafer, professor of economics at St. Louis Community College–Meramec, was the moderator.
The evening ended with a call to action by Mary Suiter, assistant vice president and economic education officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The videos feature Daly’s presentation, the panel discussion, questions from the audience, and Mary Suiter’s closing comments.
San Francisco Fed Research Director Mary Daly shared her personal journey and challenged young women to make a difference by studying economics. Her presentation was “21st Century Economics: The Importance of You.”