Women in STEM


  • Mar 20, 2019 - Wed 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.



2231 Crystal Dr
Suite 401
Arlington, VA 22202

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The Crystal City BID and Axios will host a panel discussion surrounding the issue of Women in STEM at U.Group in Crystal City, on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019. While progress has been made in the area of gender diversity in STEM jobs, there is still a long way to go toward parity. In greater Crystal City (also known as National Landing), more than half of the workforce has a STEM background and the panel will tackle this national issue on a local level.

According to the National Science Board, in 2018, boys and girls scored similarly on math and science in elementary, middle and high school, and graduated with 50% of the bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering. So why is it that women remain vastly underrepresented in the STEM workforce?

The panel will be moderated by Erica Pandey, e-commerce reporter at Axios and includes: Lena Trudeau, CEO of U.Group; Dr. Carol O’Donnell, Director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center; Rachel Golden Kroner, Social Scientist – Environmental Governance and Impacts at, The Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science, Conservation International, and Hana Hasser, Enterprise Software Engineer at Capital One.

A special thank you to our host, U.Group!


7:30am - 8:00am: Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:15am - 9:30am: Panel Discussion followed by Q&A