The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is:

equal world is an enabled world.

An #EachforEqual #IWD2020

09:00 AM   Registration Begins

09:30 AM   Welcome Address

09:40 AM   Guest Speaker: Karen Chen-Wiegart

“Let there be light – a career journey of materials science research with synchrotron light”

10:20 AM   Panel Discussion: Women in STEM Each for Equal

                     Kayla Hernandez, Pat Malone, Anna Mercaldi,  Vanessa

                     Sanders,  moderator: Lily Cushenbery

11:20 AM   Break

11:30 AM   Speed Networking, Speak to a Professional, Posters, and Science


12:30 PM   Lunch

12:40 PM   Guest speaker:  Maria Hernandez

“STEM women in Finances”

01:20 PM   Guest speaker:  Silvia Centeno

“Conserving, Preserving, and Understanding the Materials and Techniques of Works of Art”

02:00 PM   Closing Remarks

To learn more about our Invited Speakers, please click on the Invited Speakers 2020 tab above.

Sponsored By:


Organizing Committee:

  • Vivian Stojanoff – Brookhaven Women in Science
  • Shruti Sharma – Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center; Clean Energy Business Incubator Program
  • Kristine Horvat – University of New Haven
  • Jinelle Wint – Stony Brook University

Twitter: @BWIS_brookhaven