—2023—Women In Leadership
Through a candid and timely discussion, this year's distinguished panel share their personal stories and vision on how women can help lead our nation to a better future.
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Geochemist, Space Scientist and Director of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC, Award-Winning Author
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A conversation with Erin Jackson, speedskating Olympic gold medalist and STEM advocate; Laurie Leshin, geochemist, space scientist and director of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and Natalia Molina, professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC, award-winning author. Lynn Sherr, author and award-winning journalist, will moderate the discussion.
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.
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.
A conversation with Dolores Huerta, iconic labor leader and activist; Dr. Aprille J. Ericsson, trailblazing NASA aerospace engineer; and Danielle Feinberg, visual effects supervisor at Pixar. Lynn Sherr, author and award-winning journalist, will moderate the discussion.
A conversation with Brittney Cooper, feminist scholar and author; Kathy Sullivan, trailblazing astronaut and scientist; and Maria Hinojosa, award-winning news anchor and reporter. Lynn Sherr, author and award-winning journalist, will moderate the discussion.
A conversation with Sylvia Acevedo, Chief Executive Officer, Girls Scouts of the USA; Chelsea Clinton, vice chair, the Clinton Foundation; and Jedidah Isler, assistant professor of physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College. Moderated by Lynn Sherr, award-winning journalist and author.
A conversation with Billie Jean King, tennis legend and champion of social change; Ellen Ochoa, first Hispanic woman in space and former director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center; and Condoleezza Rice, political scientist and first African American woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state. Moderated by Lynn Sherr, award-winning journalist and author.