A group of six women and one man were recognized for their achievements and allyship in science at the Women in STEM Honors Luncheon on Tuesday, March 14.
Hosted by the Gaskins Foundation, Cincinnati Museum Center and the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, the awards recognize the contributions of women to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education among women and girls in the Greater Southern Ohio area.
- Sara Brockert, Messer Construction Company
- Lindsay Gerding, Jacobs
- Dr. Regina Whitfield Kekessi, TriHealth
- Nolita Lewis, GE Aerospace
- Dr. Ying Sun, University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- Dr. Rolanda J. Wilkerson, Procter & Gamble
- Chris Day, GE Aerospace
What women earn in STEM fields is also imbalanced. Of the 70 different types of STEM jobs that the Census Bureau reports on, women earned more than men in only one occupation: computer network architects. But even in that specific field, women only represented 8% of its workforce.
Read more about each honoree and what they've contributed to the local science scene here.
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