“Global Empowerment of Women through STEM”
October 15, 2014 • 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Seattle AWIS members often discuss how we can support each other and continue our own professional development as women in science. We strongly believe that access to this advocacy and support is a real benefit to us as women in often male-dominated fields. The same — and often much stronger– challenges face many women the world over. Especially in the developing world, women continue to face discrimination in access to education, work, economic assets, and participation in decision making and government. Access to healthcare is also limited: the maternal mortality ratio in developing nations is still fourteen times higher than in western or developed regions.
However, there are many organizations, often based in our local Seattle community, that are working toward universal access to basic education, training women in health services, and supporting gender equality for women in all parts of the world, just as AWIS supports you! Educating and empowering women, especially in the STEM-related environmental sustainability and health fields, makes it easier to combat disease, ensure environmental sustainability, and ease poverty and hunger.
Our panelists will discuss their specific programs, the difference that STEM-related education, health, and environmental sustainability programs have made in these developing communities, where they see their organizations going in the future, and how YOU can contribute to these efforts from right here in Seattle.
6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking
6pm - 8pm at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
*Please enter through Thomas Building
*Free Visitor Parking
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center