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10/6/2016
East Bay AWIS Leadership Coaching Event - The Psychology of the Modern Mind

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AWIS Public Policy Symposium
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AWIS Public Policy Symposium

AWIS addresses areas in which women are traditionally underrepresented and approaches them with new perspectives and solutions.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: FUELING AMERICA'S INNOVATION PIPELINE

Capitalizing on our nation’s entire intellectual potential is crucial for global competitiveness and for remaining an attractive destination for future innovators and entrepreneurs to obtain an education. Increasing engagement in this space requires identifying barriers to participation. Women make up 50 percent of the workforce, more than 25 percent of STEM employees, but hold less than 10 percent of the patents. In this symposium and subsequent white paper, we sought to identify reasons why women patent at a lower rate than would be expected and develop realistic solutions.

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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING: THE UNTAPPED RESOURCE

Companies are facing an increasing workforce shortage in advanced manufacturing. Although jobs in manufacturing pay better than jobs in other industries, women are less likely to pursue a career in that industry. They only comprise a quarter of the manufacturing labor workforce and make up only 2% of the CEOs in these industries. Manufacturing today no longer the dark, dirty, and dangerous industry it was during the last century, but that perception lingers for 80% of the country. To address America's growing workforce needs, the perception of manufacturing must be shifted from an industry which relies on brawn to one that requires brains.

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