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‣ Nobel Laureate Carol Greider, PhD, Pfizer’s Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Freda C. Lewis-Hall, MD, DFAPA, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow Mareena Robinson Snowden, PhD, to receive national awards at AWIS Innovation and Inclusion Summit in DC.
‣ Department of Education shirks responsibility: “The proposed regulations allow colleges and universities to walk away from investigating claims of sexual harassment. Worse yet, the [proposed] investigative process creates the potential to re-traumatize survivors.”
‣ The real midterm MVPs: women in STEM. Meet them.
» What to See and Read
‣ Sara Kenkare-Mitra, PhD, is one of 2018’s Fiercest Women in Life Sciences. Dr. Kenkare-Mitra is an AWIS National Governing Board Councilor and Senior Vice President, Development Sciences, Genentech.
‣ You wouldn’t ask a man this question: AWIS’ Heather Metcalf, PhD, said to Seattle Business Magazine, “Investors ought to become more aware of their personal biases, and women can fight stereotypes” to correct underfunding of women-owned start-ups.
» The Bottom Line
Efforts to elevate and amplify the voices of women will continue to be critical in cultivating and sustaining an inclusive technical community… I am grateful to AWIS for leading in this work and for this tremendous honor.”
Mareena Robinson Snowden, PhD, the first African American to earn a PhD in Nuclear Engineering at MIT, on receiving news of AWIS’ Next Generation Award.
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