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Patricia Foster pfoster at bu.edu
Sun Aug 1 13:29:50 EST 1993

Report on a Recent Gordon Conference

Number of Attendees: 102  Number that were Women: 23 (22.5%)
Number of Speakers: 20  Number that were Women: 3 (15%)
Number of Chairs/Discussion Leaders: 17  Number that were Women: 0 (<6%)
Number of official organizers: 2  Number that were Women:  0
Number of unofficial organizers: 2  Number that were Women: 2
Estimated number of questions/comments made in public:  120
Number made in public by women: 4 (3%)
Estimated number of people who asked questions in public:  20
Number that were women:  4 (20%)
Number of women that asked more than 1 question:  1
Number of Posters:  40  Estimated number presented by women:  10 (25%)
Number who went on canoe trip: 50  Estimated number that were women: 15 (30%)
Number of people who paddled: 49  Estimated number that were women: 14 (29%)
Number of people who played the piano in public:  3
Number who were women:  1 (30%)

Notes:  One additional women was scheduled to speak but had to cancel
due to illness.  She certainly would have asked questions and paddled
her own canoe, but she can't play the piano.
The one non-paddler was an older woman whose companions (several of the
conoes held three), both young men, refused to let her paddle.  This
was one of the three boats to turn over.


Patricia L. Foster
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA
pfoster at bu.edu

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