Women Leadership


Listen to a recording of an interactive panel discussion lead by women in ocean science that was held on October 21, 2020 to discuss the Picture a Scientist film. Panelists include: Nicole LeBoeuf, Acting Assistant Administrator, National Ocean Service, NOAA; Karen St. Germain, Division Director, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA; Penny Chisholm, Institute Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Biology, MIT; Brandy Armstrong, staff physical oceanographer, University of Southern Mississippi; Mandy Joye, Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia

Picture a Scientist chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

Picture a Scientist was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film’s virtual theatrical run reached 47 theaters across the USA in June 2020, and raised money for two organizations advancing women of color in STEM. The film is currently available for virtual community screenings, and plans are in progress for broadcast and streaming distribution in the coming months.

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Women Leadership in Marine Technology and Science

Global OCEANS 2020: Singapore – U.S. Gulf Coast Town Hall – Friday, October 9, 2020



Symposium on Evidence-based Interventions: NSF Taking Action

Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing

Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Archived Events

Empowering Women in the Ocean Decade, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO in partnership with Fisheries and Ocean Canada and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO on November 10, 2020

Women Leadership in Ocean Science and Technology Town Hall on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at the AGU Fall Meeting. (AGU meeting registration required)