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Women in Science Now: How to Use Science to Overcome the Remaining Hurdles to Equity
Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: National Webinars

Women working in the sciences face obstacles at virtually every step along their career paths. From subtle slights to blatant biases, deep systemic problems block women from advancing or pushing them out of science and technology entirely. During Women's History Month, Lisa M.P. Munoz shares insights from her book Women in Science Now: Stories and Strategies for Achieving Equity

Women in Science Now examines solutions to this persistent gender gap, offering new perspectives on how to make science more equitable and inclusive for all. This book shares stories and insights of women from a range of backgrounds working in various disciplines, illustrating the journeys that brought them to the sciences, the challenges they faced along the way, and the important contributions they have made to their fields.

Key Takeaways

  • Data on the present-day gender gap in science
  • Social science insights on historic views of women in STEM fields
  • Strategies for creating communities of belonging in science
  • Best practices for addressing inequities in a lab or workplace

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Meet the Speaker

Lisa M.P. Munoz is a seasoned science writer, author of Women in Science Now: Stories and Strategies for Achieving Equity (Columbia University Press, 2023), and the founder and president of SciComm Services, a science communications consulting firm. Lisa develops, leads, and executes communication strategies for science groups, including sci-tech startups, scientific societies, academic research groups, international organizations, VC funds, and other institutions. She has more than 20 years of experience translating complex science into engaging and accessible stories for broad audiences.

Lisa started her career in radio and then print journalism, as a reporter and then managing editor of Geotimes, a geoscience magazine. She is a former Press Officer for the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, former Public Information Officer of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and former Chief of Staff and Communications Director for the OS Fund. She is Public Information Officer for the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Lisa has an engineering degree from Cornell University with a specialty in science writing.

Lisa’s expertise spans cognitive neuroscience and the behavioral sciences, synthetic biology, climate and energy, and the geosciences. She has extensive experience developing, writing, editing, and placing Op-eds and articles in high-profile publications, such as the New York TimesUSA TodayHuffington Post, and Scientific American. Lisa has created videos showcasing cutting-edge science, and has developed content for a European royal, a UN secretary general, and others. 

Lisa was the publicist and outreach producer for the Emmy-nominated documentary film Picture a Scientist. Her book about gender equity in science, Women in Science Now, combines her passion for telling the stories of individual scientists with her drive to share groundbreaking research studies and help to effect change in the culture of science.