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Battling Bias in Chicago: Numerous PhDs and Other Experts Create a Roadmap to Inclusion for Women in STEM
Date:3/23/2016

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) will gather experts from across the nation for its third National Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago on March 31, 2016. Focused on the health and medical sciences, panelists will explore how to develop inclusive, fiscally-responsive systems to drive research excellence and feed long-term economic growth.

“While much is known about gender disparities in the health and medical sciences, little is known about how these gaps influence and intersect with innovation and entrepreneurship,” states AWIS Executive Director and CEO Janet Bandows Koster. “Our national summit bridges this divide to create new applied knowledge and drive positive system transformation with evidence-based policies and practices.”

  • Among science and engineering graduates, men are employed in a STEM occupation at twice the rate of women: 31% compared with 15%
  • Nearly 1 in 5 female science and engineering graduates are out of the labor force, compared with less than 1 in 10 male science and engineering graduates
  • 77% of women who have their highest degrees in the life sciences are working in fields that are categorized outside of the life sciences
  • 39% of those women are working in fields outside of science and engineering altogether
  • Women are 47% of the workforce and 39% of the STEM-educated workforce, but only hold 27% of STEM occupations (11% in physical sciences, 53% in biological and life sciences, 13% of engineers and 22% in computer and mathematical sciences)

Pulled from Census, NSF Data and NCES Data, 2013

AWIS President-Elect, Dr. Bahija Jallal, Executive Vice President of AstraZeneca and Head of MedImmune will join notable speakers including keynote speaker Dr. Maria Velissariou, vice president of Nutrition R&D – Grains, Dairy & Convergence Platforms at PepsiCo Foods; Dr. Holly Falk-Krzesinski, vice president of Strategic Alliance in Global Academic Relations at Elsevier; and Pavle Sabic, director and head of market development for Corporates with S&P Global Market Intelligence.

What:     National Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Health and Medical Sciences: A Roadmap for Inclusion
When:     Thursday, March 31, 2016, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where:    Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, University of Chicago
Who:     Participants include experts in workforce development, companies that have successfully engaged STEM        
                women in entrepreneurship and women innovators.
            The suggested audience for the summit is: innovative leaders, change agents, strategic thinkers, experts in
                workforce development, researchers and policymakers.

For more information or to register, visit: http://www.innovation-summit.org. #AWISummit2016
To access the AWIS National Summit media kit, click here.

About AWIS:
Founded in 1971, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is the largest multi-discipline organization for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). AWIS is dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. It reaches more than 15,000 professionals in STEM with members and chapters nationwide. Membership is open to any individual who supports the vision and mission of AWIS.

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