Sponsoring Section/Society: ASA COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN STATISTICS,
CAUCUS FOR WOMEN IN STATISTICS
Session Slot: 2:00- 3:50 Monday
Estimated Audience Size: 100
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Session Title: The Role and Status of Women in Statistics Profession
In this session, opportunities and challenges for female statisticians will be discussed. The speakers will examine the issue from the aspects of academia, industry and government. Dr. Olkin will begin the presentation from the academia point of view. He will review the problems with evaluation procedures, the shortage of tenured women faculty in statistics department, and why women aren*t chosen for key jobs, etc. Ms. Chen will present the ratio of male/female statisticians and other relevant statistics in the industrial setting, followed by the discussions centering in the pharmaceutical industry, especially in the contract research organization (CRO). Specific issues for female statisticians in the environment will be discussed. Dr. Clark will show that in the U. S. Federal Government, the skills and efforts of women statisticians have been well recognized and therefore, the opportunities for women statisticians have been greatly expanded. She will investigate how women have benefited from the changes and have become leaders in the federal statistical agencies. Specific examples will be given. At the end of the session, Dr. Billard will summarize the three presentations and give an insight discussion on some specific issues.
Theme Session: Yes
Applied Session: Yes
Session Organizer: Ju, Huey Lin National Chengchi University/ Visiting Stanford University 1997/98
Address: 1189 Fynes Ct., San Jose, CA 95131
Session Timing: 110 minutes total (Sorry about format):
110 minutes total to be split up Opening Remarks by Chair - 0 First Speaker - 30 minutes Second Speaker -30 minutes Third Speaker - 30 minutes Discussant - 15 minutes (or none) Floor Discussion - 5 minutes
Session Chair: Ju, Huey Lin National Chengchi University/ Visiting Stanford University 1997/98
Address: 1189 Fynes Ct., San Jose, CA 95131
1. The Status of Women in Academic Statistics
Olkin, Ingram, Stanford University
Address: Department of Statistics Sequoia Hall Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-4065
Phone: (650 7252245
Abstract: We review the status of women in academia in therms of tennured faculty and in terms of involvement in societal activities, and some aspects of a mentoring program. A probabilistic analysis of the mechanism by which candidates are chosen on shortlists of candidates will also be presented.
2. Opportunities and Challenges for Women in the Pharmaceutical (CRO) Industry
Chen, Mon-Gy, Covance, Inc.
Address: 210 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540
Abstract: In the past decade, the pharmaceutical industry has undergone many changes such as reengineering due to health care reform. These changes offer Contract Research Organization (CRO) great opportunities and challenges in drug research and development. The primary responsibility of CRF is to provide pharmaceutical companies technical expertise and efficient project management to speed up the drug development and approval. In this presentation, the opportunities and challenges of female statisticians in pharmaceutical industry, especially the CRO industry, will be discussed.
3. Career Opportunities for Statisticians in Federal Statistical Agencies
Clark, Cynthia Z.F., Bureau of the Census
Address: Methodology and Standard Bureau of the Census Washington, D.C. 20233
Phone: (301) 4572160
Abstract: Across most disciplines and job classifications, the U.S. Federal Government has played a lead role in expanding opportunities for all individuals. Managers are required to consider fairly all individuals in all work settings. Women have particularly benefitted from this workforce policy. The opportunities for women statisticians and their influence expanded as their diverse skills became recognized in the workplace. Women have risen to the occasion and have become leaders in the Federal Statistical Agencies. This new management diversity continues to enhance the career development opportunities for both women and men in government statistics. This paper will provide specific examples of these opportunities.
Discussant: Billard, Lynne University of Georgia
Address: Department of Statistics University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602-1952
List of speakers who are nonmembers: None