Past Event

Fem-Tech: Breaking the New Glass Ceiling

Cocktails and Fireside Chat on women in technology -- and how we can break new glass ceilings to make space for women and girls in STEM fields.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
1871 Auditorium

Women as a collective make up a fraction of the science and technology workforce, a fact that has many in the field looking for solutions. Aggravating this dearth are new glass ceilings women and girls must face: no longer just about about access to STEM education, but about navigating a sense of place in STEM fields. 

Join the Wilson Center in building a roadmap to solutions with a fireside chat and a cocktail reception to discuss this issue. You will look at how to make spaces for women and girls at all parts of the pipeline, both at the national level and right here in Chicago.

Key takeaways and discussion points:
1. How to make space for women and girls in STEM fields
2. How to support more women and girls in these fields

Speaker Information:

Smita Shah, Wilson Cabinet Member and Founder and CEO of SPAAN Tech, Inc.

Candice Schaefer, Sr. Director of Program and Adult Development, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

Moderator: Elizabeth M. H. Newbury, PhD, Director of the Serious Games Initiatives, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Wilson Center

Fem-Tech: Breaking the New Glass Ceiling
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