Jade Kirkland, a biologist at ATCC, wants to pass along the lessons she's learned from her journey: “Some advice I have for early-career women who work in the science field is don’t be afraid to be loud. Make yourself known, share your ideas, and perform your own research—just don’t ever be afraid to show the world what you are capable of."
At our company, women make up 54% of the staff. Among our science positions, women account for 57%, which is higher than the national average in the biological sciences workforce at 46%. 1 Among all STEM disciplines including fields like engineering and computer science, the average is even lower at 28%. According to the United Nations, which inaugurated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the worldwide gender gap exists due to various issues, such as bias against girls in early education and systemic issues facing female scientists as they grow their careers. 2 ATCC has sought to address these issues with strong advancement policies for women, mentorship, maternity leave benefits, flexible remote work policies, and more. We also host events and discussions like our Women in Science speaker series, which seeks to educate and inspire our colleagues by sharing stories from our female associates.
At ATCC, we are always looking for great women to join our team. For more information, see our careers page. ATCC believes it is critical that women gain equality in the sciences because diversity expands the pool of our talented researchers, bringing in fresh perspectives, talent, and creativity to solve the world’s urgent problems and power our company mission.
As our team member Carolina Morrell-Perez says: “My passion for science stems from the opportunity for impact that we can have. As scientists, every little piece of data matters as those become building blocks that catalyze new discoveries. Our work, small and big, can have a positive ripple effect on the future of global health.”
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ATCC provides mentorship, strong advancement policies, and family leave benefits that support women.
Hai-y Le, MA
Digital Content Specialist
Hai-y is a Digital Content Specialist at ATCC who loves collaborating with her colleagues and communicating essential information to the public to galvanize better health and science outcomes. She previously worked at the Public Health Department of Santa Clara County, California, wrote for The San Francisco Chronicle, and coordinated editorial content at The Atlantic Council think tank in Washington, D.C. She has an MA in Communication and BA from Stanford University.
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- American Association of University Women. The STEM Gap: Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Accessed Feb 2, 2023. https://www.aauw.org/resources/research/the-stem-gap/
- UNESCO. International Day of Women & Girls in Science. Accessed Feb 2, 2023. https://www.unesco.org/en/days/women-girls-science