AAUW Presents: Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)
AAUW is pleased to invite you to join us for a presentation and dialogue
on our new research report:
Why So Few?
Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Thursday, March 25, 2010
10:00 – 11:30 am EDT
A continental breakfast will be served at 9:30 am
George Washington University
Marvin Center, Room 405
In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law, and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers?
Drawing upon a large and diverse body of research, AAUW’s report provides compelling evidence of environmental and social barriers—including gender bias, stereotypes, and the climate within college and university science and engineering departments—that continue to limit women’s participation and progress.
Presentation of findings will be followed by a discussion among invited experts on how to move this important research to practice.
We hope you will be able to join us.
If you are unable to join us in person, please register to join us online
for a live-stream, interactive webcast of the event.
Program moderator: Linda D. Hallman, CAE, AAUW Executive Director
Campus sponsorship by HESA.
When & Where
AAUW, Running Start, and She Should Run
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 150,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 700 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Please visit us online at aauw.org and on Facebook at: facebook.com/AAUW.Nationaland Twitter: twitter.com/aauw
Running Start is a nonprofit organization that brings young women to politics so that they are knowledgeable about the process, invested in the outcome, and interested in participating as elected leaders. Our programs educate young women and girls about the importance of politics, and imbue them with the skills they need to be leaders, so that they can get the “running start” they need to achieve greater political power. With an earlier start in politics, women will climb higher on the leadership ladder, allowing more women to share in the decision making power of this country. Please join us online at: runningstartonline.organd on Facebook at:facebook.com/runningstartand Twitter:twitter.com/runningstartDC
She Should Run, a program of the Women’s Campaign Fund, is dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of women in public leadership by eliminating and overcoming barriers to success. It is essential to the health and future of our country that 50% of our population have equal power and leadership. She Should Run is dedicated to helping this country achieve equality in public life for women, gets women to think about running, and helps them make a decision. Our online movement provides a tool to formally ask women to consider entering public life. The result is a powerful pipeline of women eager to learn more about a career in politics, from school boards to state legisilatures to Congress. It is party nuetral and designed with massive impact in mind. Ask a woman you know to run for office today at sheshouldrun.org.