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The S.H.E. Talks – Sharing Human Experiences seminar series offers a chance to be inspired and receive mentorship from established female professionals of all disciplines by hearing about their experiences. While the focus is on their careers, the speakers shape the style of the seminar by also sharing personal life stories of their families, mistakes, accomplishments, struggles, successes, and failures. The seminars are enriched with take-home messages, reflection points, and ways to move forward.

Our speakers are women, but the audience is all-inclusive. We cannot ignore our differences, but we can use our differences as a strength to build a just and equal future for all.

Program Coordinators: Sara Agnelli & Rania Gollakner

Series' Founders: Dr. Ilaria Capua & Dr. Diane Rowland

The S.H.E. Talks – Sharing Human Experiences seminar series offers a chance to be inspired and receive mentorship from established female professionals of all disciplines by hearing about their experiences. While the focus is on their careers, the speakers shape the style of the seminar by also sharing personal life stories of their families, mistakes, accomplishments, struggles, successes, and failures. The seminars are enriched with take-home messages, reflection points, and ways to move forward.

Our speakers are women, but the audience is all-inclusive. We cannot ignore our differences, but we can use our differences as a strength to build a just and equal future for all.

Program Coordinators: Sara Agnelli & Rania Gollakner

Series' Founders: Dr. Ilaria Capua & Dr. Diane Rowland

 


A Note on International Women's Day and COVID-19

The One Health Center of Excellence thanks all of our participants who attended our International Women’s Day Luncheon. Special thanks to our moderators Prof. Gigi Luk and Prof. Eleonora Rossi. They led an excellent discussion pertaining to women’s opportunities in academia and balancing one’s personal and professional lives. As well, thanks to UF IFAS Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion for sponsoring this event. Please stay posted for future events as we hope to see you there. Thank you for your support and stay safe regarding the current COVID-19 situation.


 Recordings/presentations of past S.H.E. Talks seminars

DR ILARIA CAPUA: "HEVRIN KHALAF/MANELS" 10/25/19

DR AYSEGUL GUNDUZ: "I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME SNORE" 1/23/19


The One Health Center is proud to introduce the S.H.E. IS blog, an activity under the S.H.E. Talks program. 

Traditional histories of science focus on discoveries and inventions, almost invariably made by men who were elevated to the status of great heroes. What about women and science? As women were excluded from universities, scholarly societies and laboratories, they could not make the same contributions towards science as men. Yet, without women, science would have developed very differently.

In this blog, we will explore some of the most influential and pioneering studies of women in the sciences, with a special focus on patterns of education, access, barriers, and opportunities for women’s work in science. Spanning the Ancient World through the 20th centuries, we will cover the ideas, discoveries, and insights of women scientists who made changes to the way we see the world.

By highlighting women in science, we aim to present more female role models for future generations. View our most recent entries below!

Activity Coordinators: Dr. Sara Agnelli and Julia Fair


S.H.E. IS Blog Entries

Christine de Pizan, An Early Feminist at the End of the Middle Age

Maria Goeppert Mayer, “I wasn’t going to be just a woman”

Hedy Lamarr, Making Strides in Film and Science

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Sharing the Cure to Small-Pox

Mary Guinan, A Medical Detective inspiring COVID-19 Healthcare Workers

Maria Gaetana Agnesi, the Nine-Year-Old Advocate for Women’s Education

Rita Levi-Montalcini

Hypatia of Alexandria: A Martyr for Feminism and Philosophy