International Women’s Day (IWD): March 8th, 2019 – SAVE THE DATE!!!
Join us on Northwestern’s Chicago campus for our second annual large-scale community-building event, where our focus will be on implicit bias, a critical obstacle to STEM diversity and inclusion. Given the strong evidence that unconscious bias is a driving force behind ongoing gender disparities in STEM (Hill, Corbett et al. 2010), our overall goal will be to discuss the impact of implicit bias in STEM and develop counter-strategies during interactive workshops.
- We will also shine a spotlight on exceptional local women leaders in STEM and learn first-hand their experiences and motivations during a series of short presentations.
- Next, a leader from UW-Madison’s WISELI, a research center at the forefront of evidence-based solutions for implicit bias and increasing female STEM faculty, will deliver the keynote presentation.
- Attendees will interact directly with other attendees, speakers, additional invited local women leaders in STEM at the closing networking reception.
Together, our upcoming IWD event and STEM Circuits aim to place Chicago on the forefront of positive change by fostering a sustainable inclusive local community to support the advancement and fulfillment of women in STEM. We believe that women are an under-utilized resource, and that increasing diversity will in turn enhance discovery and innovation in STEM to the long-term benefit our global society.
Please check back and/or follow us on social media for more information – registration will open in early 2019. If you represent an organization or individual interested in partnering with us or speaking at a future IWD event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .