Fall 2019

  • 09/13: Science on Tap: Fall 2019 Introduction

Please join us for another semester of Women in Science. We will be discussing upcoming events, themes, and initiatives.

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  • 09/19: Importance of Diversity, with Dr. Joan Reede


  • 10/03: Panel on Equity – Open to Everyone

The Women in Science Committee is hosting a panel of accomplished Martinos Center community members at various career stages to provide advice, opinions, and experiences on matters regarding equal opportunities in the workplace and our society as a whole. We will be exploring the importance of equity through the lens of gender at the Martinos Center and beyond.


  • 10/10: “No Provision”: 150 Years of Women & Professionalized Medicine, with Dr. Leena Akhtar

Dr. Akhtar’s work is concerned with deep cultural change around problems of power-based violence. She earned her PhD from Harvard University in the History of Science and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, where she focused on changes in how sexual assault was understood, issues facing women and minorities in the sciences, and harassment and discrimination in institutional environments. She served as a rape crisis counselor for 7 years in Pittsburgh and New York City and studied at New York University’s Trauma and Violence Transdisciplinary Studies program. Dr. Akhtar founded The Greater Us in order to put into practice the theoretical and historical insights of her work on violence and cultural change.


  • 10/30: Outing to the MFA: Women take the floor

You can now sign up here for the event, we have a limited number of spots. Grab yours!!!!


  • 11/21: Mentoring Breakfast hosted by WiS


  • 12/03: Book club 1st meeting, 6pm in conference room A


The vote is final. We will read That’s What She Said by Joanne Lipman

We will be discussing the first 5 chapters of the book.

You can contact Allison Stevens (astevens@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu) about getting the book.



  • 12/10: Nature or nurture: Trivia night