Stephen Hewitt, MD, PhD
Editor, Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry
National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health
Session Description: Over 53% of PhDs are awarded to women. Yet, only 12% of recognized innovators in the United States are women. Women and diverse employees have technical skill and knowledge, yet their contributions are not patented at the same rate as those of their male counterparts. These statistics suggest that our organizations may not be capturing the full contribution of a large segment of our technical workforce – resulting in significant lost opportunity costs (e.g., unpatented inventions, delayed disclosures, etc.) The insights and perspectives of women are necessary to solve the monumental challenges our organizations face. Join HCS and the Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry as we explore what is needed to help organizations move the needle on achieving gender parity in innovation.