After listening to several TED Talks during the Communications & Leadership course, seven MBS women employed in the healthcare profession were inspired to act. We joined the MBS Women’s Leadership Initiative, a sisterhood which educates and empowers women in science and technology jobs. Our class assignment for the “demonstrate your personal best leadership” project developed into a program to educate future women leaders.
MBS Women's Leadership Initiative (edited by Sue Weston and Karen Bemis)
During the Communication and Leadership class, we discussed why fewer women are in leadership roles in the life sciences than their male counterparts (read our earlier blog). We decided to host an event to share our personal experiences as females in the working in life sciences. We were nervous and exhilarated.
As part of the Communications and Leadership class, we listened to TED Talks about the gender gap which inspired us to take action to change the imbalance of women leaders in the sciences (read our first blog). We organized The Douglas Project to share our experiences as women working in the pharmaceutical and biotech industr