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Women in Economics


The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is hosting two programs to spotlight demographic trends of women in the economics profession and provide a forum to discuss the implications of these trends. The Women in Economics webinars will feature women from various career fields with education backgrounds in economics to demonstrate how a degree in economics can translate into a professional opportunity.

"Majors, Internships and Careers," geared for teachers and students interested in entering the field of economics, will cover choosing a major, landing the perfect internship and starting your career.


According to a 2018 study by the American Economics Association, women made up nearly 33 percent of all PhD economics graduates. The share of female economists employed has been roughly flat at around 24 percent since 2013, according to “Women in Economics: Stalled Progress” in the Journal of Economic Perspectives in 2019.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said in 2020, "It’s fair to acknowledge that there’s been a lot of pain and injustice and unfair treatment that women have experienced in the workplace, not just among economists. And at the Fed, it’s been going on for far too long.”

Former Fed Chair and current Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen said in a 2019 speech, “[The lack of diversity] also skews the field’s viewpoint and diminishes its breadth. [It also] harms the field because it wastes talent.” The Dallas Fed realizes that this lack of women in economics can lead to a lack of diversity in leadership, which affects how decisions are made in the workplace.


Welcome and Introductions
Armida Riojas, Director of Economic Education, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Majors, Internships, and Careers
Sonia Palacios, Talent Acquisitions Consultant, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Abigail Kuchek, Research Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Pamela Prieto, Career Development Manager, University of Texas at El Paso
Julieta Ezeiza, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Armida Riojas, Director of Economic Education, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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Contact Cathryn McClellan with any questions.