Advisory Vocational Committee Meeting Memo, September 23, 1971

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'Barnard College 

OFFICEOFASSOCIATEALUMNAE ‘ . , COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK 10027

ADVISORY VOCATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

September 23, 1971

Attending:

Jacqueline Greenspon, Chairman

Abby Pagano, AVC

Vicki Cobb, AVC

Nancy Sklar, AVC

Lois Ehrenkranz, AVC‘ _

Jane Gould, Director of Placement & Career Planning

/Catherine Stimpson, Director\Women's Center

The comittee decided last spring to focus its activities

for this year on the problem of discrimination against women. An advertisement was subsequently published in the summer alumnae

. magazine asking for alumnae assistance. Only two responses were received and in light of this, the committee met to decide how- it could best; 1) arouse more alumnae interest in women's problems, and 2) involve more alumnae in solving these problems. Catharine Stimpson and Jane Gould attended the meeting and told the committee members their plans for the year and their suggestions for committee projects.

It was decided at the meeting to work closely with the Women's Center and produce a resource pamphlet on women to distribute to Barnard Alumnae Clubs at Alumnae Council on November 4th. It is the committee's hope that each club will be able to create a useful booklet , based on the pamphlet, on problems facing women and opportunities open to women in their communities.‘ Work for this project was divided among committee members and Jane Gould offered the use of her files on women to them. It is the committee's intention to work closely with the New York Club to create a booklet and, if successful, to meet with the New York City—based clubs of the Seven Sister eolleges, ' '

Plans were also discussed to write a tear-out questionnaire on women's problems for this winter's Alumnae magazine. The questionnaire would enable the committee to give information to a Barnard lawyer group about the discriminatory practices with which alumnae are concerned. It would also enable the comittee to find an interested group of women to start a Seven Sister lobbying group for fair employment practices.