About the Authors

Joan C. Williams

Joan Williams The New Girls' Network

Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law

Professor Joan C. Williams, according to The New York Times, “has something approaching rock-star status” in her field. She has authored or co-authored ninety academic articles and chapters and seven books, most recently What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know (NYU Press, 2014), which she co-wrote with her daughter Rachel Dempsey. Her many awards include the 2000 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, the 2006 American Bar Association’s Margaret Brent Award for Women Lawyers of Achievement, the 2007 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association of Women in Psychology, the 2008 Harvard Massey Lectures in American Civilization, the 2012 American Bar Foundation’s Outstanding Scholar Award, the 2012 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, and the 2013 Hastings Visionary Award. She is Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair, and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Her extensive work on women in STEM is at www.toolsforchangeinstem.org, and www.genderbiasbingo.com. Follow her on her Huffington Post blog and on Twitter.

Rachel Dempsey

Rachel Dempsey The New Girls' Network

Rachel Dempsey

Rachel Dempsey earned her bachelor’s degree in Literature from Yale University in 2009 and is currently a student at Yale Law School. She has blogged for Amnesty International and the Huffington Post, and her posts with Joan have been published on Psychology Today, New Deal 2.0, the Huffington Post, and MomsRising and excerpted in Time magazine. Follow Rachel on Twitter.