Washington Wire

The monthly news and information digest about women in STEM

November 2018

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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, t in DC.

‣  “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. 

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 Dr. Kenkare-Mitra is an AWIS National Governing Board Councilor and Senior Vice President, Development Sciences, Genentech.

‣   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.

‣   Faced with workplace sexual harassment, AWIS Member Dr. Alicia Pérez-Porro went on an Antarctic research trip – and found her life mission.

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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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