UNH Professor Unveils New Data
On Economic Status Of New Hampshire Working Women Oct. 25
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 17, 2005
WHAT: The latest research by Ross Gittell, UNH’s James
R. Carter Professor and professor of management, about the economic
status of working women in New Hampshire. The research will be released
at “A Summit on the Economic Status of Working Women in New
Hampshire,” sponsored by the New Hampshire Women’s Policy
Institute and New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch.
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: C.R. Sparks, Bedford
BACKGROUND: Gittell will present new data and provide an
update to research in the May 2005 “The Economic Status of
Working Women in New Hampshire” report released by The New
Hampshire Women’s Policy Institute. The May report documents
the current economic status of working women in the state compared
to national averages and other states. Among the initial findings
for NH women in the May report:
- 2 percent of women working full-time earn more than $100,000
- 8 percent of CEOs are women.
- 24 percent of businesses are owned by women.
- 41 percent of full-time workers are women.
- 58 percent of all current four-year college graduates are women.
- 67 percent of workers at or near the minimum wage are women.
Joining Gittell will be New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, the New
Hampshire Women’s Policy Institute (http://www.nhwpi.org/),
and key business leaders, who will learn more about the economic
status of working women in the state. His presentation will be followed
by a panel discussion with leaders in health care, financial services,
high tech and higher education.
The panelists include Karen Cross, vice president of commercial
lending, Bow Mills Bank and Trust; Donna Lencki, chairman and CEO,
Choicelinx Corporation; Jane Marquis, Citizens Bank; Stephen Reno,
chancellor, University System of New Hampshire; and Dr. Beth Smith,
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Scott Spradling of WMUR-TV will
moderate the panel. Gittell and the panelists will be available
for interviews immediately following the summit.
To download the May 2005 report, visit: http://www.nhwpi.org/report05.htm.
Gittell’s new research will be available at the conference
and following the event on the UNH Media Relations website, http://unhinfo.unh.edu/news/index.html.
RSVP: Journalists planning to attend the conference are asked
to RSVP to Stefany Shaheen at 603-817-9740.
EDITORS: Ross Gittell can be reached at 603-862-3340 (w), 603-431-7628
(h) or firstname.lastname@example.org.