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

Panelists:

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

 

Summary:

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.