BU business professors to give talk on females in the finance industry

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 14, 2013

BLOOMSBURG—Two faculty from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s College of Business will talk about “Where the Girls Aren’t: Gender Inequity in Business Schools” Monday, Oct. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall, room 218. The lecture is a part of the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.

Laura Davis, professor of business education and information and technology management, and Victoria Geyfman, assistant professor of finance, will discuss the underrepresentation of female students in the BU’s College of Business. Following a report issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2007, Davis and Geyfman began to examine the lack of women in the finance industry. According to figures for 2012, female enrollment in BU’s College of Business dropped to 33 percent from 37 percent in 2008. This lecture will shed light on the obstacles women face at their entrance into the business world and explore the challenges in recruiting and retaining female students in business programs.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.