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WiO Spotlight Series: Celebrating LGBTQ+ STEM Day with Arti Agrawal
Join us for a monthly interview with women in the community to learn about their research and their advice to other women in the field. Hosted by 2020 Diversity Outreach Award recipient, Jess Wade, this series is part of our efforts to encourage and inspire women to bring their ideas to light.

During this special session on LGBTQ+ in STEM Day, Dr. Arti Agrawal will share her research and her story, focusing on the need for better awareness around LGBTQIA+ issues and advocating for an intersectional approach that promotes equity regardless of sexual or gender orientation.

After sharing her story, Arti will discuss:
- the global and international nature of STEM
- the need for intersectionality and cultural awareness
- the importance of open conversations and work by STEM organizations

Stay after the 1 hour live event for 30 minutes of networking in breakout rooms!

About the speaker:
Arti Agrawal is an Associate Professor in the School of Data and Electrical Engineering at University of Technology Sydney. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE and OSA. Her research expertise is in numerical modelling of photonics devices, particularly applying the Finite Element methods. She is a passionate advocate for diversity and equity in STEM.

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Nov 18, 2020 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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