ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices
ASLMS recognizes and honors women in energy-based devices with the establishment of the ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices Group. Our focus is women from all specialties involved in ASLMS which includes scientists, clinicians and allied health practitioners.
Celebration of ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices NEW DAY
Thursday, April 6 | 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM | 28 C/D/E
Join us for an evening of networking and inspiration, with a focus on women from all specialties involved in ASLMS, which includes scientists, clinicians, allied health practitioners and women in the energy-based device industry. For 2017, the Celebration will highlight international humanitarian efforts. R. Rox Anderson, MD, is the featured speaker. Following his talk, Dr. Anderson will join Fernanda Sakamoto, MD, PhD; Jill Waibel, MD and special guest, Kim Phuc in a Q&A session. The evening will proceed with three expert panels offering industry, scientific and clinical perspectives. Attendees can enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and bar/beverages and networking with peers and luminaries. See the event schedule.
The ASLMS Leadership, Mentorship & Public Advocacy for Women in Medical Science Award will also be presented. This award will honor an individual (male or female) who has significantly promoted the professional development of women in specialties using lasers and/or energy-based devices through teaching, mentoring, organizational leadership, or public advocacy. Learn more about the award.
The Women in Energy-Based Devices Committee was formed in 2015. The goals of this group are to:
- Highlight the excellence of women involved in ASLMS
- Address the challenges women may confront in academic and other professional settings
- Advance networking and training opportunities for ASLMS women
- Educate ASLMS members about gender-bias
- Encourage young women to choose STEM careers especially those involving energy-based technologies
Celebration of ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices
My passion for science and engineering started before I was old enough to understand under-representation of women in STEM fields, gender discrimination, and wage gap. I was raised to believe that girls could do anything boys could do and that all career paths were open to me. Recently, as I started preparing to enter the workforce, I realized that I was not living in an era of equality. Reading Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In”, Gene Russo’s “Turbulent Times”, and Katty Kay and Claire Shipman’s “The confidence gap” was eye-opening, inspiring, and most of all frightening. According to SPIE 2014 Optics and Photonics Global Salary Report, men earn 40% more than women, with respective median salaries of $77,000 and $55,169. This wage gap is also consistent with Nature’s finding that “Large salary disparities persist between male and female researchers.” Read Full Article.