The committee on the status of women met Wednesday to discuss inequality and obstacles to achievement female staff and faculty members might face.
Specifically, the committee discussed lactation rooms, problems with obtaining gender statistics and how fixed-term contracts can mask inequalities in hiring decisions.
The committee started the meeting by discussing a revised informational document advertising UNC’s ten on-campus lactation rooms.
Kelli Raker, a nonvoting consultant on the committee and coordinator for violence prevention programs, health promotion and prevention initiatives, suggested distributing paper copies of the document to staff with young children.
Raker explained that the paper-handouts would be informative in particular to staff members who may not have access to a computer.
Clare Counihan, program coordinator for the Carolina Women's Center, discussed the creation of a new feedback survey for users of the lactation rooms and lactation toolkits.
“Now there’s a survey for people to give feedback of the toolkit as well as of lactation rooms, but one of the things that I wanted to include in both was: is there a language that this would be better, easier for you to understand in?” she said.
Gender metrics for supporting analysis