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Celebrate UW Women 2019

Kick off National Women’s History Month by celebrating the women who have made an impact on your life at the UW. Each year, UW faculty, staff and students are invited to nominate the woman-identified teammates, mentors, teachers, colleagues, coaches, friends and supervisors who have inspired them to work hard, be strong and persist.


We will celebrate UW Women with an event on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 4–5 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center in Madrona Hall. The featured speakers, event schedule and performances will be announced at a later date, and specific invitations will be sent to nominators and nominees. Family and guests are welcome.

Event Schedule 

4:00 pm: Event start—food, featuring an ice cream bar from Sweet Alchemy, and socializing

4:10 pm: Brief announcement from event host about opportunities

4:15 pm: Keynote Speaker, Sarah Myhre, PhD

Sarah Myhre is a climate and ocean scientist with expertise in the physical, biological, and chemical consequences of abrupt climate warming. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis, and has worked as a Research Associate at the University of Washington’s School of Oceanography. Prior to graduate school, Sarah worked as a NOAA field diver in the remote Tropical Pacific and spent more than 1,000 hours underwater. Sarah is a Kavli Fellow with the National Academy of Science and has published is such journals as PNAS, Paleoceanography, and Deep Sea Research II. She has extensive public speaking, climate advocacy, and community organizing experience. She is also the founder of Rowan Institute, a social impact start up, focused on scientific leadership.  

4:25 pm: Reading of select nominations

4:35 pm: Sponsor recognition

4:40 pm: Food, activities and socializing continue

4:55 pm: Prizes for nominees drawn

5:00 pm: Event concludes