Newswise — March 8, 2011 marks International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women”. The following Ryerson University faculty members are currently available to comment on their areas of expertise as they relate to International Women’s Day, listed below.

Women and the media• Depictions of women in newspapers• Treatment of female journalists• Lack of female representation in upper media management• Value placed on issues of importance to women

Ann RauhalaAssociate ProfessorSchool of Journalism

Women in management, leadership and politics

Wendy CukierProfessor and Associate Dean, AcademicTed Rogers School of Information Technology Management

Women, physical ability and perception of physical ability• Stereotypes that interfere with perceptions of ability and cognitive and sport performance - thereby limiting professional opportunity• How body image and self-presentational concerns for women detract from their academic and motor performance

Michelle DionneAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Psychology

Investment behavior differences between female and male investors

Ayse YuceProfessor of Finance and Chair of Finance DepartmentTed Rogers School of Management

International Women’s Day in China• History and culture of International Women’s Day as celebrated in China

Yunxiang GaoAssociate ProfessorDepartment of History