Inspired to address pressing issues of gender equity, UC Davis graduate students Nicole Chaffee and Jeni Lee, in conjunction with Judy Kjelstrom, director of the UC Davis Biotechnology Program, have organized a Women in Leadership seminar series this fall.
It focuses on global and national issues of girls’ and women’s rights, and how these issues may impact the global economy and international affairs. Three films will be showcased over a six-week period: “Girl Rising,” “Half the Sky” and “Makers: Women Who Make America.”
The series will culminate in a panel session in December, featuring Linda Katehi, UCD chancellor; Meg Arnold, CEO of the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance; Constance McKee, CEO of Manzanita Pharmaceuticals; Maureen Stanton, UCD vice provost; Lois Wolk, state senator; and Michele Wong, CEO of Synergex and CleanWorld. The discussion will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 2, at the UCD Conference Center.
Films will be screened from 5 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility. Films and dates are “Half the Sky,” Wednesday, and “Makers,” Oct. 30, Nov. 6 and Nov. 13.
Refreshments will be served.