September 5, 2018 issue of RFS Briefings has some timely and encouraging updates on women in science, particularly:
Female Leaders Aim to Reshape Healthcare, Despite the Healthcare Industry's Tremendous Gender Gap in the C-suite
Nearly 300 executives attended Modern Healthcare's Women Leaders in Healthcare event in August to address the need for gender diversity in the C-suite. The keynote speaker, Dr. Claire Pomeroy, president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, argued that overhauling the healthcare system requires the full participation of women leaders.
Lorraine Hariton Named New Catalyst President & CEO, Continuing 56-Year Legacy Accelerating Positive Change for Women in Business
Ms. Hariton's longstanding commitment to the advancement of women in the workplace includes a steadfast and diverse background in technology and innovation. Most recently, as Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships for the New York Academy of Sciences, she was instrumental in creating the Global STEM Alliance and its 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures program. And, in her role as Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Ms. Hariton established the Global Entrepreneurship Program, the WECREATE program for women entrepreneurs, and the Secretary's Council on Leadership.