Life lessons from women in STEM: Balance and beyond

By Meg Fry, NJROI
Bridgewater | Dec 13, 2017 at 10:40 am

Supporting the growth of women in science, technology, engineering and math is as mission-critical to her organization as ever, Debbie Hart said.

However, it is not always easy.

“We’ve been paying more attention to this issue over the last couple of years, and, as we build out our programs, we always want to make sure we (include) women,” Hart, CEO and president of BioNJ, the 400-plus member organization and advocate for the state’s biotechnology industry, said. “I am sorry to say that, sometimes, it is difficult to find women in various roles at certain levels in the industry.

“We decided three years ago to do what we could to try to make a difference on that front.”

Hart spoke recently at BioNJ’s third annual “Inspiring Women in STEM Conference” at the Sanofi U.S. headquarters in Bridgewater.