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2019 Chicago Women in STEM Symposium

Northwestern Postdoctoral Association's (NUPA) Chicago Women in STEM Initiative is very excited to invite you to the Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on Friday, March 8, International Women’s Day! Due to the success of the 2018 Symposium, the initiative has committed to organizing this large-scale community-building event annually to celebrate local women's progress in STEM. Their purpose in 2019 is to also advance an equitable vision for the future by raising community awareness of implicit bias, a key obstacle to STEM diversity.

  • Date and time: March 8, 2019, from 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM. 
  • Location: Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital - 250 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611.
  • The first session will be an interactive implicit bias workshop entitled, "Navigating Gender Bias in STEM from the Inside Out".
  • Exceptional local women leaders in STEM will give a series of short presentations so you can learn first-hand their experiences and motivations along their career path.
  • The keynote presentation will be delivered by Dr. Eve Fine, an expert in implicit bias research and diversity interventions in academia from UW-Madison’s WISELI.
  • Participants will interact directly with other attendees, speakers, and additional invited local women leaders in STEM at the closing networking reception.

The Chicago Women in STEM Initiative’s annual symposium and recently launched interdisciplinary mentoring program, STEM Circuits, were together established to help place Chicago on the forefront of positive change for women. NUPA hopes that all members of the Northwestern community will join them on International Women’s Day in building a diverse, inclusive, and sustainable local STEM community! They are happy to answer your questions by email at

Please register here or visit their website for more information about the Chicago Women in STEM Initiative.

Categories: Around Campus, STEM