Front and Center: Women in Science, Environment and Technology
May 18, 2009 posted by admin
Obama’s promotion of green energy and technology is well acknowledged, from his appointment of Steven Chu (described by NPR as a “scientist’s scientist”) as Secretary of Energy to his substantial investment in green technology via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (according to the Center for American Progress, 11% of the stimulus funds will go towards green technology and energy independence). But will these investments include the gender analysis necessary for real change? The appointment of Lisa P. Jackson as head of the Environmental Protection Agency is one step but what comes next?
To delve into these complex issues, we have assembled a panel of experts to discuss women in science, environment and technology at NCRW’s Annual Conference: Chris Cuomo from the University of Georgia Institute for Women’s Studies; International Alliance of Women’s Soon-Young Yoon; Veronica Arreola from the Center for Research on Women and Gender at University of Illinois, Chicago; Women’s Environment and Development Organization’s Executive Director Xuan Nguyen; and Allannah Thomas from Helicon, Inc.
What would YOU like these panelists to discuss? Submit your questions/comments here and we will incorporate them into the panel in June.
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.