Dr. France A. Córdova, President of the Science Philanthropy Alliance, shared her insights and experiences as a woman in science at the Helen Gurley Brown Presidential Summit on Women and Science on June 20. The virtual summit, which attracted more than 500 attendees, celebrated and supported women in research and medicine.
Dr. Córdova joined two other eminent panelists: Marcia C. Haigis, PhD, a professor and co-director at Harvard Medical School, and Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, the CEO of the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate. They discussed topics such as their scientific inspiration, career challenges, leadership opportunities, networking advice, and future hopes for women in science. The summit was moderated by Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, President and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The event was sponsored by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation. You can watch a recording of the summit here.