New guidelines and potential legislation present some not so new concerns for women.
A lot has happened on Capitol Hill since March 2019—when SWE members told their elected representatives that investments in education programs important to the teaching and learning of STEM disciplines are crucial. Read on to learn how STEM- and equality-related acts have progressed over the last several months.
Speakers included Chelsea Clinton, former first daughter, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation and New York Times best-selling author of several children’s books including the “She Persisted” set; Sylvia Acevedo, a former NASA scientist who now leads Girl Scouts of the USA; and Jedidah Isler, an astrophysicist at Dartmouth College studying blazars (super-massive black holes at the center of galaxies).
When it comes to working families, employers and politicians tend to focus on new mothers and fathers. Yet parents who leave the workforce when their kids are young but later want to reenter it might be corporate America’s greatest untapped resource.
“If you find yourself questioning something in your career and not finding the right answers or opportunities, ask for them,” says engineer Jamie Krakover.
Stars Align as SWE’s Congressional Outreach Day coincides with Senate Passage of Hidden Figures Bill. Read on for a recap of SWE’s efforts to advocate for women in STEM in Washington, D.C. on March 27-28, 2019.
Learn about SWE’s upcoming advocacy agenda along with the basics of federal budgets, appropriations and allocations via this recent webinar.
Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, is once again standing up for fairness and decency in the scientific world with the introduction of the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act.