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NNSA Celebrates Women’s History Month 2016

From left, Amanda Quiones of the Department of Energy's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Joyce Kim of DOE's Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability, Anne Harrington of NNSA's Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, and Dr. Sara Richardson of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

NNSA BlogDepartment of Energy employees celebrated the legacy of women trailblazers, past and present, on the morning as Women’s History Month 2016 reached its conclusion at the end of March. With the theme “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government,” the event offered a chance to reflect on and honor women who have led the nation in their roles as business, labor, political, and community leaders.

After opening remarks by Deputy Secretary of Energy Dr. Liz Sherwood-Randall, event participants viewed a presentation about introducing young women to STEM, a goal to which NNSA labs contributed earlier this month with a variety of events.

NNSA’s Deputy Administrator for Nuclear Nonproliferation Anne Harrington joined in a panel discussion on “Women on the Rise: STEM and America’s Future,” along with Joyce Kim of DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability,  and panel moderator Amanda Quinones of DOE’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

In keeping with the President’s Women’s History Month proclamation, during March we remember trailblazers of the past, including women who are not recorded in history books, and we honor their legacies by carrying forward the valuable lessons learned from the powerful examples they set. Visit NNSA’s Twitter for more about NNSA #WomeninSTEM