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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.

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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:

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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