From Gender Biases to Extreme Parenting: The Top Questions Women Working in STEM are Sick of Hearing

2015 Global Thinkers Zainab Ghadiyali, Erin Summers, and Nina Tandon debate the meaning—and reach—of diversity in the sciences.


In this week’s Global Thinkers podcast, “wogrammer” founders Zainab Ghadiyali and Erin Summers join Epibone CEO and co-founder Nina Tandon to discuss the best ways to promote diversity in STEM fields and how to avoid affirmative-action’s pitfalls. Amanda Silverman, FP story editor for print, hosts.

About the participants:

Zainab Ghadiyali and Erin Summers are 2015 Global Thinkers and founders of “wogrammer“, a movement that combats the “brogrammer” stereotype by promoting women in male-dominated STEM fields. Engineers at Facebook and Oculus, respectively, Ghadiyali and Summers have highlighted the accomplishments of over 100 women in interviews published on the project’s website.

Nina Tandon is a 2015 Global Thinker and a tissue engineer. She’s the CEO and co-founder of Epibone, the first company to use stem cells to essentially grow custom-made bones. The implants are made out of a patient’s own stem cells, reducing recovering times and the chances the body rejects the bone. Tandon is also a senior TED fellow and co-author of Super Cells: Building with Biology.

Amanda Silverman is a story editor for print at FP.

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