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St. Louis Fed Hosts First Women in Economics Symposium


Women majoring in economics and experts in the field will gather Feb. 22, 2018, at the Women in Economics Symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

“It is important that young women who are pursuing degrees in economics hear from women in the field about opportunities and challenges,” said Mary Suiter, the St. Louis Fed’s economic education officer and an assistant vice president. “And, it is crucial that these young women bring their perspectives, ideas, and talents to a profession that is still largely dominated by men. We need more Janet Yellens in the economic world.”

The event will feature a review of research and data on women in economics, panels with women from various careers who majored in economics, and unique perspectives from leaders in the field. Speakers will lead discussion on issues and opportunities for women associated with the field of economics.

Speakers include:

  • Mary Daly, executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
  • Claudia Sahm, section chief, consumer and community development research, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Ellen Zentner, managing director and chief U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley.


Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018


3:30-8 p.m.


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza
Broadway and Locust Streets
St. Louis, Mo. 63102

Media interested in attending the symposium must contact Maria Hasenstab at 314-444-8321 or