Event: UW Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE) Lecture Series

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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:

diannechong“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.”

 

Space is limited! Registration is free, but required. Reception and networking following the lecture.
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