San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Metro NY Chapter and the National Board of USNC-UN Women Present
Where Are the Girls and Women? Exploring the Gender Gap in Science and Technology
USNC-UN Women Parallel Event at the 2014 Commission on the Status of Women
Date: March 11, 2014, 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: Church Center for the UN Chapel, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York
Dr. Patricia Falcone is the Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House, with responsibility for National Security and International Affairs. She was confirmed by the Senate and appointed by President Obama in August 2012. Her work seeks to strengthen innovation and technical excellence in support of U.S. defense, intelligence, and national- and homeland-security missions and to ensure technical matters are effectively included in ongoing policy and budget development processes.
Kelly M. George is an Associate Principal Chemist at L’Oréal USA’s Research Innovation Skin Care Development Laboratories in Clark, New Jersey. L’Oréal is the world’s leading beauty company. Dr. George joined L’Oréal in December 2012 following four years as a Senior Scientist and Lead Chemist for Hoffman-LaRoche in Nutley, New Jersey. She was recognized as a L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellow in 2004, one of five postdoctoral students nationwide to receive that honor. L’Oréal USA’s For Women in Science program awards five women scientists annually who are doing compelling research in the life and physical/material sciences.
Dr. Sharon Langenbeck, Ph.D., is the current Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee Chairman, a position she has held since 2010. Dr. Langenbeck joined Zonta International in 1979 and since then has held numerous leadership positions in her local Zonta club. She retired in 2008 after 18 years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Dr. Langenbeck was the Section Manager for Mechanical Engineering at JPL, managing more than 200 mechanical engineers doing design and development of spacecraft, instruments and rovers.
Dr. Laurie Leshin is Dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she leads the School’s scientific academic and research enterprise. She is also a member of the science team for the Mars Curiosity Rover Mission. Prior to joining Rensselaer, Dr. Leshin spent 6 years at NASA in several senior executive roles including the Deputy Head of the future Human Spaceflight Program at NASA Headquarters, and Deputy Director for Science and Technology of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and prepare young women for jobs of the future. In her groundbreaking new book, "Women Who Don't Wait in Line," Saujani advocates for a new model of female leadership focused on embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship, and boldly charting your own course -- personally and professionally.
Jean Kumagai is the Senior Editor of IEEE Spectrum Magazine.
IEEE Spectrum is the flagship magazine and website of the IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization devoted to engineering and the applied sciences. Its charter is to keep over 400,000 members informed about major trends and developments in technology, engineering, and science.
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Metro NY Chapter of the USNC for UN Women
The UN Women United States National Committee (UN Women-USNC) is an independent non-governmental organization that supports the mission of UN Women through events, advocacy, public education about UN Women and global women’s issues, and fund-raising efforts to support UN Women programs worldwide. UN Women-USNC fulfills this mission of education and fundraising through 16 chapters across the country.
The Metro NY Chapter, USNC for UN Women was founded in 1987 and is comprised of 135 members across all ages and professions. To learn more about our upcoming fundraisers and educational programs, visit our website or become a member.