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From Nowhere to Nobels: Pathways to Success for Women in STEM

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Women now hold more than half of all American jobs, but they still make up less than twenty-five percent of the science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM workforce. And the numbers are even worse when it comes to the male-dominated field of computer science. Only last year a Yale study revealed that scientists at six major research institutions were more likely to favorably view a male job candidate than a woman with the same qualifications. Yet women are graduating in increasing numbers with STEM degrees, so why does this gender gap persist? And what can we learn from the trail-blazing women and institutions who have succeeded in reversing this trend? 
 
New America's Breadwinning and Caregiving program and Future Tense hosted an event to explore pathways to success for women in STEM.
 
Join the conversation online by following @FutureTenseNow and @NewAmerica and using #WomeninSTEM

Agenda

11:45 a.m. Reception
 
12:00 p.m. A Campus Success Story
 
Maria Klawe
President, Harvey Mudd College
 
12:15 p.m. Lessons from the Lab

 
Carol Greider
Winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Daniel Nathans Professor and Director, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
 
Nancy Hopkins
Amgen, Inc. Professor of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Moderator:
Liza Mundy
Director, Breadwinning and Caregiving Program, New America Foundation
 
12:45 p.m. A New Formula for Workplace Equality

 
Maria Klawe
President, Harvey Mudd College
 
Edmund Bertschinger
Institute Community and Equity Officer, Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Hannah Valantine
Senior Associate Dean, Stanford University
 
Moderator:
Meredith Wadman
Future Tense Fellow, New America Foundation
 
1:30 p.m. Incubating the Next Generation

 
Ashley Gavin
Curriculum Director, Girls Who Code
 
Kimberly Scott
Associate Professor, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University
Executive Director, COMPUGIRLS
 
Moderator:
Geoff Brumfiel
Science Correspondent, NPR
 

Event Time and Location

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 11:45am - 2:00pm
Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Ave NW Glover Park Ballroom
Washington, DC 20036