Empowering Women in Economics

Professor Rebeca Gomez Betancourt explores the transformative roles of pioneering women like Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Hazel Kyrk in the field of economics.


These powerful women’s ideas not only advocated for gender equality in the workplace but also emphasized the national economic benefits of involving women in labor spaces. Learn how their contributions shaped modern feminist economics and why recognizing these “her” stories is vital for understanding the broader history of economics. From the progressive era in the U.S. to contemporary discussions on gender and feminist economics, discover how the empowering narratives of these trailblazers have left an indelible mark on economic thought worldwide.

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