Town Hall: Women Leadership in Ocean Science and Technology

Town Hall: Women Leadership in Ocean Science and Technology

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM (PST)

Location:  Town & Country – Pacific Room H&I


Session Convenor: Liesl Hotaling, Vice President of Publications and Communications, MTS


  1. Erin Keen, SeaBird Scientific
  2. Jyotika Virmani, Schmidt Ocean Institute
  3. Cheryl Peach, Scripps Institution of Oceanography



This Town Hall, open to all career levels and genders, will investigate how community organizations can advance change in obtaining gender parity.  The special session will feature a guest speaker and panel focused on this question and explore how these recommendations, and other efforts underway, impact women aiming for leadership positions in academia, as well as in non-academic careers.  Group discussion will be designed to address how community organizations and large research programs can better support women working in ocean sciences at the early- and mid-career levels, as they further their careers and become the next generation of leaders.