FIU Law Review Editor-in-Chief Courtney Walter (on left) and Executive Symposium Editor Erin Auble introduce the panelists.
Why is there a strong presence of women in higher education, but the highest positions of power and prestige in law firms and corporations are still occupied by men?
That was the overarching question asked of the panelists at FIU College of Law’s Annual Law Review Symposium. The symposium, “Minding the Gap: Reflections on the Achievement Gap Between Men and Women in the Workplace in 2013,” took place Friday, March 1, at the Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall.
The first panel, “Mapping the Gap” acclimated the audience with statistics and studies which discussed the presence of women in universities and how these statistics translate to the highest positions of power. Additionally, the panelists provided their perspectives of why this gap exists.