Report on the conclusions of the Task Force on Barnard and the Educated Woman, 1971, page 8
-8- women would be available for formal lectures in the classroom, (for example, an alumna who is a civil rights lawyer could speak before a political science class), and for informal discussions about a particular pattern of life. Such speakers would be but one aspect of a larger program of realistic counselling for undergraduates and lectures which could be open to Columbia students and to residents of the community. The woman who wants to go back to work after a period of years away from the job market has a number of needs: facts about kinds of available jobs; retraining in order to get certain jobs; funds to underwrite such retraining; and moral support. Barnard could set up a data bank and a system of regional counselors to give women (and undergraduates) the support they might want. Alumnae clubs in Philadelphia and Washington have already begun to do this on a local level. The Seven College Conference is now exploring ways in which to establish a roster of women scholars. The Women's Center could administer that roster, as well as maintain lists of other woman professionals, which institutions could consult while trying to correct inequities in hiring practices.