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SWE Diverse Podcast: Jayshree Seth on capturing pandemic transitions and reflections to inspire action with her 2nd Book

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In this episode of Diverse, a SWE Podcast, Karen Horting CEO of the Society of Women Engineers, sits down with Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate, to talk about her newest book, The Heart of Science: Engineering Fine Print, which you can purchase here. During the episode, they talk about Jayshree’s first book, her motivation and purpose for writing her second book and also how her children inspire her to step out of her comfort zone.


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Jayshree in her lab at 3M.

Guest: Jayshree Seth

Auto Draft -Jayshree Seth is a Corporate Scientist at 3M and also 3M’s first-ever Chief Science Advocate. She has a Phd in Chemical Engineering and has been at 3M for almost 29 years. She works on developing sustainable industrial products and has 72 patents for a variety of innovations. In her role as Chief Science Advocate, she speaks to the results of 3M State of Science Index which is global research on the public perception of science, raises awareness and appreciation of science in our daily lives and advocates for diversity in STEM.

She was featured in 3M docuseries “Not the Science type” that premiered during Tribeca film festival in 2021. She was the Society of Women Engineers highest ‘Achievement Award’ winner in 2020. Jayshree is the author of “The Heart of Science: Engineering Footprints, Fingerprints & Imprints” and of “The Heart of Science: Engineering Fine Print” with all proceeds from the sales of the books going to a scholarship for underrepresented minority women in STEM administered by SWE.

Host: Karen Horting

Closing Thoughts: Being Intentional About Diversity, Equity, And InclusionKaren Horting, CAE, is the executive director and CEO for the Society of Women Engineers, a position she has held since Dec. 31, 2013. With more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and fund development, Horting was most recently the SWE deputy executive director. In this capacity, she was responsible for all fund development activities for the organization, including corporate membership and SWE’s Corporate Partnership Council and more traditional philanthropy such as foundation and government grants, individual gifts, and bequests.

She also oversaw many of the Society’s programs and services, including professional development, K-12 outreach, the annual conference, and SWE’s international expansion. She currently serves on the Leadership Circle of the 50K Coalition, the FIRST Robotics Board of Directors, the STEM Ed Coalition Board of Directors, Engineering CAS Diversity Advisory Board, and the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board (DAAB).

Check out these links to learn more about Jayshree!


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