Women in Science Speak is a hybrid event celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which occurs every year on Feb. 11. Our event takes place the Friday before the observance day in partnership with Woman to Woman Mentoring, a local non-profit, and Hood College, a local private college we have supported for many years.

The event features a panel of women in science, who share their perspectives on pursuing careers in science, advancing allyship and mentorship, achieving goals through self-advocacy, and more. Following the panel discussion, participants can engage panelists through a formal Q&A session ahead of a networking opportunity available to in-person participants.

Women in Science Speak started in 2022 and has continued to grow. Here’s a look at how our number of attendees has increased through the years: 

  • 2022: 91 
  • 2023: 162 
  • 2024: 361 
Women in Science Speak event graphic.

Past events

Five women seated on stage for 2024 Women in Science Speak panel
Women in Science Speak 2024

‘What a scientist looks like’: Women in science describe adversity and success

Approximately 300 attendees heard from women at different stages in their scientific careers.
Panel of six women in science on stage
Women in Science Speak 2023

Women pursuing science add value to the endeavor, with support from mentors and allies

Much of the event's panel discussion related to mentorship.