Policies and Practices Affecting the Success of Women in Science and Engineering

Sunday, February 19, 2017: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room 306 (Hynes Convention Center)
Worldwide, women have not reached their full potential in science. They remain a richly educated yet underutilized knowledge resource. Systemic barriers and conventions have impeded their progress. However, individually, many women have achieved excellence. In examining the gap between individual- and societal-level factors that affect women, speakers in this session seek to identify systematic solutions to build an inclusive and productive science and engineering workforce, capable of creating the innovation needed for economic growth and societal well-being. Using this social science perspective and knowledge, the session will outline effective tactics and discuss both the challenges and keys to success, including global variations in policies or practices. Speakers will also examine guidelines for reaching academic tenure.
Lynnette D. Madsen, National Science Foundation
Darryl Williams, Tufts University
Darryl Williams, Tufts University
Lisa M. Frehill, National Science Foundation
Advancing Women in Science: An International Perspective