Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on March 8
February 18, 2019
The Chicago Women in STEM Initiative is excited to announce that registration is now open for the Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on Friday, March 8, International Women’s Day! After the success of the 2018 Symposium, the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Association (NUPA) is committed to organizing this event every year. The purpose in 2019 is to celebrate local women's progress in STEM and advance an equitable vision for the future by raising community awareness of implicit bias, a key obstacle to STEM diversity. Everyone is welcome!
- The symposium will take place at Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital from 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8.
- The first session will be an interactive workshop on implicit bias and promoting gender equity entitled, "Navigating Gender Bias in STEM from the Inside Out".
- They will next shine a spotlight on exceptional local women leaders and learn first-hand their experiences and motivations along their career path during a series of short presentations.
- The keynote presentation will be delivered by Dr. Eve Fine, a leader in implicit bias research and evidence-based interventions to increase diversity in academia from UW-Madison’s WISELI.
- Participants will interact directly with other attendees, speakers, and additional invited local women leaders in STEM at the closing networking reception.
The Chicago Women in STEM Initiative’s second annual symposium, and recently launched interdisciplinary mentoring program, STEM Circuits, were established to help place Chicago on the forefront of positive change for women in STEM by fostering a sustainable, inclusive, and diverse local community. They hope to see you on International Women’s Day and beyond!