Dr Donna J. Dean
Past President, Association for Women in Science (AWIS), USA.
Donna Dean has had a distinguished career with 27 years in the federal government at the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration, followed by five years as a senior science advisor at Lewis-Burke Associates, a DC–based government relations consulting firm. She recently compiled her experiences in a highly effective guide entitled “Getting the Most Out of Your Mentoring Relationships: A Handbook for Women in STEM.” Dr. Dean recently won the 2012 AWIS-Bethesda Award for Excellence in Mentoring. She is now engaged in pro bono work for AWIS and for the American Chemical Society on career enhancement and leadership development for individuals and organizations.
Dr. Dean spoke about the AWIS strategy for promoting women in science at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA). Her talk on work-life satisfaction issues for women in STEM careers highlighted the toolkit devised to help women integrate work and life responsibilities.