The annual Women in Leadership event hosted by Sally Ride Science @ UC San Diego celebrates the life of America’s first woman in space by reflecting on the things she cared about. Sally Ride was an athlete, a physicist, a space pioneer, an author and a champion of diversity in science education and careers. And in each of these areas, she was a leader.

This year’s event features a conversation with Ina Garten, cookbook author and television host; Michelle Hanabusa, founder and creative director of UPRISERS® and co-founder of Hate Is A Virus; and Margot Lee Shetterly, author of “Hidden Figures,” the No. 1 New York Times Bestseller and No. 1 hit film. Lynn Sherr, author and award-winning journalist will moderate the discussion.

Tam O’Shaughnessy, Ride’s life partner and cofounder of Sally Ride Science, conceived of the first Women in Leadership event in 2018 to celebrate the dedication of a U.S. Postal Service Forever stamp in Ride’s honor. That lively and thought-provoking conversation gave rise to an annual event aimed at inspiring girls and women to embrace leadership roles.

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