C2ST continues to serve as a conduit to bring different Women in STEM groups together, and do what C2ST does so well: serve as a liaison and resource for the STEM community, and make connections between various constituent groups within this community. As part of our Women in STEM initiative, C2ST makes a conscientious effort to feature 50% female speakers in our programs and highlight female-led science on our Facebook page.
“Women earn over 40 percent of STEM degrees, yet only comprise 26 percent of the STEM workforce. AWIS [Association for Women in Science] research shows that a number of cultural and systemic biases and barriers negatively impact women in STEM. Given that women represent half of the world’s population, the inclusion of women in the STEM talent pool is not just an issue of social justice – it is an economic imperative.”
– Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, AWIS National Governing Board President
Women in STEM Content
As a part of our ongoing initiative to introduce students to STEM professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds, Horizon Pharma and The Chicago Council on Science and Technology visited Perspectives Math and Science Academy to talk to students about college and entering STEM fields. Watch the interview here and check for a new video each month. Learn more about our partners Horizon Pharma: https://www.horizonpharma.com Perspectives Math and Science Academy: https://pcsedu.org/pcs-our-campuses/perspectives-iit-math-science-academy/
Diversity in academia is in the public spotlight. Yet, despite some important strides for women in academic science careers, many workplaces and their cultures discriminate against women and can endanger them – professionally, psychologically, and even physically. Continue reading “How Sexual Harassment Culture Infects Academia”
If you are a human being, you have biases — based on race, gender, sexual orientation, body shape and size, religion, height, and a host of other things. Despite our best intentions and without our self-awareness, they are the associations that creep into our thinking, and the implicit biases we hold often don’t line up with our stated beliefs. These biases can affect how we view and treat other people, and have serious, real-world implications. Continue reading “Unconscious Bias”
The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is pleased to host a national dialogue on gender at the nexus of innovation and entrepreneurship with emphasis on the health and medical sciences sector. Building on the momentum generated from two previous Summits, the AWIS National Summit will center on how we, as a society, can fuel innovative solutions to global challenges facing all our citizens. Continue reading “A Roadmap For Inclusion”
Our Women in STEM: Connect is back! This year’s event will feature a lively panel discussion with Q&A, video shorts, and will be followed by networking. We welcome everyone, from women just contemplating a future in a science-related field to career veterans, and all those in between. Men are welcome to attend!
The Chicago Council on Science and Technology’s Women in STEM event will serve as a conduit to bring different Women in STEM groups together, and do what C2ST does so well, serve as a liaison and resource for the scientific community, and make connections between various constituent groups within this community.
Women in Science 2012: Big Ideas Big Impact, builds on the successful 2010 Women in Science: Building an Identity, during which more than 200 women scientists attended an exciting day of plenary talks, panel discussions and breakout sessions.
The Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) in partnership with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Chicago Chapter have come together to bring you its first ever all-day Women in Science Symposium 2010: Building an Identity. The symposium, to be held on April 17th, 2010 will allow women scientists, at the academic, industry and government levels, to better recognize the number and diversity of their counterparts; create a sense of solidarity, and; broaden the spectrum of opportunities for women in Chicagoland.