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Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science — and the World

Thursday, October 8, 2015 -
4:15pm to 5:30pm
Women's Community Center

Open to all interested Stanford affiliates.

How many women scientists and engineers can you name?

Though women have been leaders in science for centuries, they are not always recognized in our historical records and schoolbooks, or in our popular culture.

Seeking to change that awareness, journalist Rachel Swaby recently published a new book, Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science — and the World.

Rachel Swaby will tell the story of her work on this book, and will highlight some of the stories it contains. Headstrong features a variety of women who have won Nobel Prizes or otherwise have been major innovators over the last several centuries, some well-known, others not, but all of whose work has significantly influenced our lives. Learn more about these pioneers, and how the ideas of each developed from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they’re best known. 

Those attending may bring their copies of Headstrong to be signed by the author after the program, if desired.

Rachel Swaby is a freelance journalist. Her work has appeared in the Runner's WorldWiredO, The Oprah MagazineThe Atlantic, and Afar, among other publications. She is a former research editor at Wired and a past presenter at Pop-Up magazine. She grew up in Northern California and now lives in Brooklyn.

Event Sponsor: 
WISE Ventures, a joint initiative of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and the Vice Provost for Graduate Education. Co-sponsored by the Women's Community Center, the School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, and
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650.725.4747
Contact Email: 
cbmuller@stanford.edu
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