New York, NY– (BUSINESS WIRE)– (BUSYSECREAK)–The first Women’s Infidelity Forum (WIF) will launch in the City of New York next month, with a goal to promote women’s empowerment and respect through education and discussion.
The event, which will feature speakers and sessions, will be held in the United States Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 25 and 26.
The new venue is located in one of New Jersey’s most prestigious universities, Rutgers University, and will offer a unique opportunity to bring together a diverse group of experts and professionals to share the latest research and knowledge to combat the growing issue of women’s infidelity.
The forum will be a joint venture between the Women’s International Association, the Women on Web Foundation and the Feminist Frequency, the leading online feminist news source, and the event is a joint collaboration between Rutgers University and Feminist Frequency.
The WIF will be led by a panel of speakers from diverse fields, including health and wellness experts, attorneys, attorneys general, social workers, lawyers, and others, and an event facilitator from the Women at Work program.
This is the first Women at work event that will be hosted at Rutgers, and it will be an opportunity to showcase Rutgers’ unique faculty and staff.
The event is expected to attract a large crowd of attendees, with more than 10,000 invited participants from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, and other nations.
The keynote speaker will be the renowned journalist and commentator Naomi Wolf.
The keynote speaker lineup includes:The event will also feature panel discussions from experts on the topic of women in technology, social media, and media, as well as other professionals.
The panelists will include:Dr. Laura Raff, associate professor of psychiatry at Rutgers University; Dr. Jennifer M. Miller, director of the Center for Internet & Society at the University of Minnesota; and Dr. Jessica Stegman, associate director of research at the National Center for Research Resources.
The panelists, as expected, will speak about how women are affected by digital technology and how to promote digital inclusion, including ways to promote personal safety and privacy.
Panelists will also address the growing prevalence of online harassment, including how to combat this problem and how the Internet can empower women and their partners to fight against it.
Panelist Laura Raffe, associate clinical professor of clinical psychiatry at the New Brunswick Medical School, will provide an overview of the research and evidence linking online abuse to mental health problems and other negative outcomes, including depression, suicide and suicide attempt rates, substance abuse, and sexual assault.
Panelism will also explore ways to reduce the impact of online abuse, including strategies to prevent, detect and respond to abuse and harassment, and how Internet users can use the platform to report online abuse and threats.
Panel speakers include:Susan B. Anthony, author of The Handmaid’s Tale; Susan B. Baker, author, “The Great Gatsby”; and Susan Brownmiller, the author of “The Grapes of Wrath.”
Panelists are:Dr Susan Brown, professor of psychology at the City University of New London, and co-director of the University’s Center for Cyber and Behavioral Health; Dr Jessica Stiegman, professor, University of Toronto, and director of Rutgers University’s Women atwork Program; and Lauren Hines, associate medical director of New Brunswick’s Centre for Excellence in Gender Health.
Panel members include:Erika Jaffe, director, Rutgers’s Women’s Center and the Center on Social Media and Digital Media; Laura Rabinowitz, assistant professor of communication, Rutgers College; and Mary Ann Tishler, associate vice president, Rutgers Center for Family & Community Studies.
Panel participants are:Emily Coney, research assistant, the Rutgers Center on Media & Gender; Anne Schreiber, research director, the Center and Rutgers Center; and Sara Vickers, associate faculty member, Rutgers School of Education.
Panel hosts include:Laura Raff is the co-author of the new book “Women at Work: The New American Dream” (Oxford University Press, 2017).
She has published six research articles and six book chapters on women in tech, including “Women in Tech: The Case for Workplace Feminism,” “Women’s Infiltration: Why Women Need a Break,” and “Women and Technology: A New Path to the New American Century.”