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Celebrating women in technical fields

Annual Kate Dunwoody Luncheon raises scholarship dollars

This month, Dunwoody College of Technology is celebrating extraordinary women who are inspiring others to pursue their own paths to success. The College is holding its annual Kate Dunwoody Society Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, November 17. Celebrating and supporting women pursuing careers in technical fields and the skilled trades, this year’s event will be held at the Golden Valley Country Club.

Held during National Scholarship Month, tickets for the event are still available and funds raised from the luncheon will support scholarships needed to help remove financial barriers for women students at Dunwoody College.

This year’s program will highlight Dunwoody’s new Pathways to Careers (P2C) program, which is working to attract, train, and graduate underserved and under-represented populations in close partnership with community organizations, businesses, and industry. The P2C program will increase awareness among women of color of the high-pay, high-demand careers available to Dunwoody graduates.

Attendees will hear from keynote speaker Dr. Jayshree Seth, a Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate at 3M Company. Seth was recently featured in a documentary titled “Not the Science Type” aimed at addressing negative stereotypes and the need for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Produced by 3M, the documentary was created to spark a conversation about STEM equity and inclusion and to raise awareness of the impact on under-represented communities and groups.

Dunwoody established the Kate Dunwoody Society as a way to recognize and honor the vision and generosity of Kate L. Dunwoody, whose leadership opened doors for women. The Society is a network of people united to create equal opportunities for the women of Dunwoody.

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