Women in Science Luncheon
Anne Kavanagh, Marleta Reynolds, M.D., Richard Lariviere, Ph.D., Geraldine Richmond, Ph.D., and Sri Sullivan, M.D.
Annually, the Women’s Board of The Field Museum hosts a Women in Science Luncheon. This year, the event, which drew nearly 400 corporate, civic and philanthropic leaders from throughout the Chicago area, featured Marleta Reynolds, M.D., and Geraldine Richmond, Ph.D. In a discussion moderated by journalist Lilia Chacon, Dr. Reynolds and Dr. Richmond talked about the challenges faced by women who choose a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.
Dr. Reynolds is head of surgery at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and professor of surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Richmond is presidential chair in science and professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon and recently was awarded the National Medal of Science.
Luncheon co-chairs were Anne Kavanagh and Sri Sullivan, M.D., under the leadership of Kathleen Klaeser, immediate past president of the Women’s Board. The more than $160,000 raised by the event will support the advancement of women scientists at The Field Museum.
Karen Gray-Krehbiel, Marty Higgins and Bridget McCarthy.
Jeanine McNally and Judy Block.
Christina Gidwitz, Jan Lariviere, Keith Goldstein and Caryn Harris.
Elizabeth Cole and Maura Devine.
Lynn Lockwood and Nora Daley Conroy.
Francia Harrington and Caroline Huebner.
Sarah Taich and Mimi Harris.
Karen McEniry, Holly Babington and Alicia Ziegler.
Liz Sharp and Jessica Steffensen.
Ibby Pinsky and Heidi Kiesler.
Emily Leiter and Anita Klaeser.
Carrie Donaldson, Lis Meeker and Julie Potter.
Elizabeth Foster, Pauline Sheehan and Dora Aalbregtse.
Camille Rudy, Tonja Hall and Deanne McLean.
Guests had the opportunity to meet Field Museum scientists and learn about their work.
Robert F. Carl