ABC News recently spoke with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Kate Zernike and molecular biologist Nancy Hopkins about the new book “The Exceptions: Nancy Hopkins, MIT, and the Fight for Women in Science.”
This Thursday, you can meet Zernike in person for an author talk and private reception where each guest will get a signed copy of the book and have some good food and great conversation in honor of women in science and Women’s History Month. The event will be moderated by award-winning author and activist Soraya Chemaly.
Please join us Thursday, March 9 at 5:30pm at the Vital Voices Global Headquarters for this very special event.
Reserve your tickets today. Space is limited.
About Kate Zernike
Kate Zernike is a national correspondent for The New York Times. She came to The Times in 2000 as an education reporter and has worked across the newsroom, including on the Politics, Styles, and Science desks, and in the Washington bureau as a congressional correspondent. She was a member of the team that shared the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting for a series of stories about Al Qaeda and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.
In ‘The Exceptions,’ Zernike dives into the story of Nancy Hopkins and her quest to uncover the discriminatory practices of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology towards women on its faculty. Her combination of experience and research reveals how, when pushed into a corner, a group of female professionals were able to push back against 21st-century discrimination in a setting where they were minimized and undermined. Through Zernike’s narrative, we are able to get a glimpse inside of the world of women in high-level scientific research who, when faced with unfair circumstances, fought back and overcame.
‘The Exceptions’ is a radical blueprint for the future of women in academia, and a source of inspiration for all.
We hope you’ll join us for an in-person conversation with Kate Zernike in the DVF Sky Lounge of the Vital Voices Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership on Thursday, March 9 at 5:30 PM. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres provided, and books will be included with purchase of ticket.