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Women in Science Luncheon

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When

5/14, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

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About this event

The Field Museum Women’s Board is committed to supporting students and scientists at all stages of their careers through the annual Women in Science Luncheon event.

National Geographic conservation photojournalist Ami Vitale is the 2024 keynote speaker.

The Field Museum is dedicated to broadening opportunity and equity in the sciences. Field Museum scientists impact their disciplines not only by conducting groundbreaking research but also by providing meaningful opportunities to women pursuing scientific careers. The Women’s Board of the Field Museum, founded in 1966, raises funds for Women in Science programs at its annual luncheon celebrating female STEM leadership.

Keynote

On May 14, 2024, the Women's Board of the Field Museum will welcome conservation photojournalist Ami Vitale as its annual Women in Science Luncheon speaker.

Ami Vitale is a Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic photographer, writer, speaker and documentary filmmaker, and she has been named one of the most influential photographers of her generation. She has traveled to more than 100 countries, documenting the heartbreaking realities of war and the inspiring power of individuals making a difference.

Throughout the years, Ami has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit— keeping true to her belief in the importance of “living the story.” Her award-winning work illuminates the unsung heroes and communities working to protect wildlife and preserve harmony in our natural world.

Sponsorships

The 2024 Women in Science Luncheon is made possible by our generous sponsors.

$25,000— Presenting Sponsor

  • Name and logo on all event communications, including invitations, program, and signage
  • Premier luncheon and lecture seating for up to 10 guests
  • Opportunity for an executive to participate in the morning program with CPS students
  • Opportunity to host a Women in Science Fellow, Women in Science Postdoc, or Field Museum scientist at your table
  • Verbal recognition from podium and opportunity for an executive to offer welcome remarks

$15,000— Lead Sponsor

  • Name and logo on the luncheon invitation, program, and signage
  • Prominent luncheon and lecture seating for up to 10 guests
  • Opportunity for an executive to participate in the morning program with CPS students
  • Opportunity to host a Field Museum scientist at your table

$7,500— Benefactor

  • Name and logo on the luncheon invitation and program, and text listing on signage
  • Preferred luncheon and lecture seating for up to 10 guests
  • Opportunity for an executive to participate in the morning program with CPS students

​For questions about the event, or how you can get involved with the Women’s Board, contact Jackie Feng, Senior Manager of Auxiliary Groups, at womensboard@fieldmuseum.org

Thank you to our Luncheon Committee

Beth Glass, Women's Board President

Leslie Gantz McLamore & Elizabeth Butler Pruett, 2024 Luncheon Co-Chairs

Women in Science at the Field Museum

Since the inception of the Women in Science initiative in 2000, the annual luncheon has supported more than 500 young women through internships, fellowships, post-doc positions, salary support for female scientific staff, and a robust series of lectures and networking events. In addition, the luncheon makes possible annual science outreach programming for young women from three Chicago Public Schools – Orr Academy, Solorio Academy, and ITW David Speer Academy – whom we welcome to the Field Museum to join the luncheon, meet the keynote speaker, and network with female STEM leaders.