The University of Washington College of Engineering and Qualcomm present:
2014 Women in Science and Engineering Spring Lecture
You Are More Than What You Wear
Featuring Dianne Chong, PhD
Vice President of Materials, Manufacturing, Structures & Support,
The Boeing Company
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Guggenheim Hall Auditorium, room 224
This lecture is about much more than fashion. Speaker Dianne Chong is not only a vice president at The Boeing Company; she is also a blogger, writer, public speaker, parent, engineer, and scientist. In a recent guest column in The Seattle Times, Chong wrote:
“Debating clothes and hair may seem superficial, but it reveals the critical challenges women face attaining a technology career and — more importantly — keeping one. I started with undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology, so I appreciate the relevance, both professionally and personally.
“When a young physicist asks me what to wear to work, she’s not asking for fall-fashion trends. She’s actually asking: ‘How do I fit in at my office, where everyone else is a man?’ The fact that women are still asking these questions exposes a deep sense of not belonging.”