Professor Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Professor Eunhee Lee hosted the First Women in International Economics (WIE) Conference as a virtual event, jointly with early-career female economists from other institutions, Nitya Pandalai-Nayar (UT Austin), Meredith Startz (Dartmouth), and Woan Foong Wong (U Oregon). The goal of the conference was to give early-career female economists in the field of international economics an opportunity to present their research, get feedback from senior academics in the field, build a network, and get advice about how to develop their academic careers. The conference featured the keynote speech by Gita Gopinath (Harvard, the Chief Economist of the IMF) as well as presentations by eight junior female economists including Professor Eunhee Lee. The conference drew 150 attendees globally not only from academia but also from policy institutions and media. After the formal sessions, there was a networking/mentoring event where senior female economists in the field of international economics met with juniors and gave them mentoring advice. For more information about the conference, please visit the Women in Economics Conference webpage.

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