2009 Press Releases

Media Advisory

Monday, November 09, 2009


Women Scientists and American Competitiveness

Contact
Suzi Emmerling, 202.481.8224, semmerling@americanprogress.org

Patching America's Leaky Pipeline in the Sciences 

Following the release of "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything," the Center for American Progress continues its work examining women in various sectors of the workforce in the United States. Together with the Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & Family Security at UC Berkeley School of Law, CAP will release a new report, "Staying Competitive: Patching America's Leaky Pipeline in the Sciences." Join a press call on Tuesday, November 10 at 11:30 a.m. EST (8:30 a.m. PT) to discuss the findings of the report.

Recognizing the critical role that science plays in our society and the fact that women who receive Ph.D.s in the sciences are less likely than men to seek academic research positions—the path to cutting-edge discovery—this report explores the impact children and family obligations have on women dropping out or opting out of the academic science career path. Our report makes concrete recommendations of how the federal government and major research universities can work together to keep women and men with caregiving responsibilities in the science pipeline.

Who:
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Donna Shalala, President, University of Miami
Ann O'Leary, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress and Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Health, Economic & Family Security at Berkeley Law

Mary Ann Mason and Marc Goulden, the co-authors of "Staying Competitive" will also be on the call to answer questions.

What:
Press Call to discuss how women can contribute to cutting edge science discovery.

When:
Tuesday, November 10, 11:30 a.m. EST, 8:30 a.m. PT

Call Info:  877-210-8943
Please state I.D. # 40733434 to access the call.

Please contact Suzi Emmerling at semmerling@americanprogress.org or 202-481-8224 if you plan to attend the call.