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Fem-Tech: Breaking the New Glass Ceiling

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 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. We 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.

Cocktail Reception to Precede


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

Elizabeth M. H. Newbury, PhD, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Wilson Center (moderator)