CATALYST
AWARDS 2012

November 14, 2012
5:30-8:30 pm

Microsoft NERD Center
One Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142

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  • H. Kim Bottomly, President

    Wellesley College

    Kim Bottomly is the first scientist to lead Wellesley College and a strong proponent of women’s leadership, in STEM and beyond. She was the deputy provost for science and technology and diversity at Yale, where she led the charge to create the conditions to increase the number of women and underrepresented groups receiving tenure.

  • Ioannis Miaoulis, President

    Museum of Science Boston

    Ioannis Miaoulis has dramatically increased the exposure of K-12 students, including those in low-income districts, to science and engineering as the creator of the National Center for Technological Literacy and the work at the Museum of Science. As dean of the engineering school at Tufts, he spearheaded efforts that resulted in a dramatic increase of students, female and male, to engineering majors.

  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals

    Award accepted by Deborah Dunsire, President & CEO

    Millennium Pharmaceuticals demonstrates its commitment to diversity by having one of the highest percentages of women in their leadership team, including scientific and technology positions, amongst the public companies in Massachusetts, STEM and otherwise. CEO Dr. Deborah Dunsire recently became the first female director of MPI’s parent company, Takeda Oncology.

    • H. Kim Bottomly, President

      Wellesley College

      Kim Bottomly is the first scientist to lead Wellesley College and a strong proponent of women’s leadership, in STEM and beyond. She was the deputy provost for science and technology and diversity at Yale, where she led the charge to create the conditions to increase the number of women and underrepresented groups receiving tenure.


    • Ioannis Miaoulis, President

      Museum of Science Boston

      Ioannis Miaoulis has dramatically increased the exposure of K-12 students, including those in low-income districts, to science and engineering as the creator of the National Center for Technological Literacy and the work at the Museum of Science. As dean of the engineering school at Tufts, he spearheaded efforts that resulted in a dramatic increase of students, female and male, to engineering majors.


    • Millennium Pharmaceuticals

      Award accepted by Deborah Dunsire, President & CEO

      Millennium Pharmaceuticals demonstrates its commitment to diversity by having one of the highest percentages of women in their leadership team, including scientific and technology positions, amongst the public companies in Massachusetts, STEM and otherwise. CEO Dr. Deborah Dunsire recently became the first female director of MPI’s parent company, Takeda Oncology.


    Honorary Comittee Members

    Judy Ozbun (Co-chair), Sarah Cardozo-Duncan (Co-Chair), Tayyaba Hasan (MGH), Lydia Villa-Komaroff (Cytonome), Susan Windham-Bannister (MLSC), Joanne Kamens (Addgene), Douglas Banks (UMass Boston), Jackie Jenkins-Scott (Wheelock College), Zorica Pantic (Wentworth Institute of Technology), Alane Karen Shanks (Pine Manor College), Henrietta Davis (City of Cambridge), Yvonne Spicer (Museum of Science), Una Ryan (Diagnostics for All) JoAnne Solet (HMS) & Michael Solet (Mintz Levin), Carol Ayotte (Fidelity), Joseph Donovan (Sullivan & Worcester).

    About the Catalyst Awards

    The Catalyst Awards recognize individuals who are strategic, innovative and effective in promoting diversity in science, technology and engineering; who are skilled and dedicated to effecting change from a systems level down to a personal level to help individuals and groups realize their dreams. They embody those qualities that inspire the best in us: a sense of justice, dedication to excellence, and genuine engagement.

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