TAMPA, FL October 28, 2014 – It’s been more than 30 years since Sally Ride became the first woman in space. Since then, the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) careers has been scrutinized. The Greater Tampa Bay Chapter of Women In Defense is hosting NASA Langley Chief of Staff Debi Tomek at the November “Get Informed” luncheon to discuss what she’s learned about building collaborative environments.
“It’s no secret women are greatly outnumbered in STEM careers,” says Trudy Daniels, president of the WID GTB, “but what we address today will pave the way for future generation of women leaders.”
Tomek is an accomplished aerospace engineer at NASA, working on several projects before being promoted to her current leadership role. She is one of 30 women in a supervisor position at the agency.
The October WID GTB “Get Informed” Luncheon, sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton and Quiet Professionals, is Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:30 am at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club, 5320 Interbay Boulevard, Tampa, Florida. Registration is $20 for members, $30 for potential members and free for active duty military personnel.
For more information about the next WID GTB Get Informed event, please contact Susan Allen, WID GTB membership director, at 813-446-7831, or visit http://ow.ly/DiOPv.
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Women In Defense is an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), which represents all facets of the defense and technology industrial base and serves all military services. This affiliation gives WID members a source for defense industry information, increased networking opportunities and professional contacts, and an expanded scope of informative programs.