As a C3E Ambassador, I’ve been asked to reflect on my career (now spanning over three decades) and discuss insights on leadership. Let me start by saying that every person has her (or his) own career path and the most important advice I can give is to stay true to the approach that fits you the best. However, don’t ever short-change yourself on how much you can accomplish or how far you can go.
Etched into the history of our Nation are the stories of women who fought for the America they knew was possible — a country where all are truly treated equally and have access to the ballot box, regardless of gender. It took generations of fearless women who organized and advocated to secure women’s right to vote, and on Women’s Equality Day, we honor these courageous heroes, celebrate how far we have come in the decades since, and acknowledge the work still left to be done.
Learn about the three women who run a “tri-lab” team from Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia national laboratories. Together, Wendy Baca (Los Alamos), Sheryl Hingorani (Sandia), and Cynthia Nitta (Lawrence Livermore) helm a newly formed team that works toward a cohesive vision for the future of the U.S. nuclear deterrent from a laboratories’ point of view.
This July, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the Department of Energy and the U.S Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency convened a forum in the City of Lake Charles with small and minority businesses, educational institutions, lawmakers and industry to discuss workforce development and supplier diversity opportunities related to the mega energy projects planned in the area.
At the May 2014 U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial in Ethiopia Director Dot Harris moderated a panel focused on creating innovative partnerships and technical exchanges between American and African universities and businesses to address energy and development challenges.
The women of the Space Nuclear program at Idaho National Laboratory consider their work both demanding and enormously rewarding, operating in a high-stakes atmosphere. Read about the women who work in this program and get their insights about their careers.
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) partnered with the College of Charleston and Trident Technical College to get girls excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at a Girls Day Out Summer Camp July 25-26.
The U.S.-based Ambassadors for the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) initiative met for their annual retreat on 23–24 July at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT’s) historic Endicott House outside of Boston, MA.