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Stephanie Stack (Credit: Pacific Whale Foundation)

On the journey from student to scientist, there are pivotal moments where women stop pursuing STEM careers—a phenomenon that researchers have dubbed “the leaky pipeline.” Stephanie Stack, chief biologist with the Pacific Whale Foundation, has first-hand experience balancing motherhood with a fulltime career in science. In this webinar, she explains the barriers that exist to women progressing in their STEM careers and how we can work together to improve this situation.

This webinar will be recorded. By signing up on Zoom, you’ll be able to watch the live event and receive a link to the recording within a week after it airs. Closed captioning will be available at the live webinar and on the recording. This webinar is part of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s free Earth Optimism webinar series. Webinars air on the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm ET, January through October.

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¡Este evento, “Aumentar la Participación de las Mujeres en la Ciencia,” se traducirá al español! Los participantes podrán leer los subtítulos o escuchar la traducción. El evento en directo y la grabación tendrán traducción al español. La traducción al español de este seminario ha sido posible gracias a la generosa donación de Brick Companies. Queremos agradecerles su apoyo! (This event will be translated into Spanish! Participants can read the subtitles or listen to the spoken interpretation. The live event and the recording will both have Spanish translation. Spanish translations for this webinar are made possible by a generous grant from the Brick Companies. We would like to thank them for their support!)

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