Sunday, Oct. 14, 3–4:15 p.m.
Room: Golden Gate C1
The Work, Life, and Gender Committee’s 2010 national survey of randomly sampled PRSA membership found that women still earn significantly less than men in public relations. Gendered income disparity can be attributed to years of professional experience, manager role enactment and income-suppressing career interruptions. There was also strong empirical evidence for direct gender income discrimination. In fact, results revealed that over a 40-year career, women are penalized $332,200 due to gender discrimination alone.
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Hongmei Shen, Ph.D., assistant professor, San Diego State University
Hongmei Shen, Ph.D., is an associate professor at San Diego State University. She is a public member of the Commission of Public Relations Education, and chairs the 2012 Work, Life, and Gender Committee. She has published 10 refereed journal articles in various premier academic journals in public relations, journalism and mass communication. She has won top paper awards at top international and national communication conferences, where she has presented 26 refereed research papers.
Bey-Ling Sha, Ph.D., APR, associate professor, San Diego State University
Bey-Ling Sha, Ph.D., APR, is an associate professor at San Diego State University. In addition, she chaired the 2011 Work, Life, and Gender Committee. She has published 12 refereed journal articles and eight book chapters. She has presented 45 refereed research papers at professional conferences, 26 of them since joining the faculty of San Diego State University in 2004, and won several awards for public relations teaching, research and practice.
David M. Dozier, Ph.D., professor, San Diego State University
David M. Dozier, Ph.D., is a professor at San Diego State University. He received the Pathfinder Award in 1990 from the Institute for Public Relations Research and Education. In 2001, he received the Jackson, Jackson & Wagner Behavioral Science Prize for his research in public relations that benefits practitioners. In 2008, the Public Relations Society of America named him the Outstanding Educator.