Welcome to 'Barriers for Women Entering the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Careers and Jobs (STEM)' discussion thread. The featured experts are Ezequiel Tacsir and Ann Shikany who will be providing their views and inputs throughout the week. Their bios are below and we look forward to engaging in discussion with you.
Ezequiel Tacsir | email@example.com
Ezequiel Tacsir is a Senior researcher at CINVE (Uruguay) and at CIECTI (Argentina). Formerly, he served as a Specialist at the Competitiveness and Innovation Division of the
Inter-American Development Bank and was part of UNU-MERIT in the Netherlands. His work experience includes responsibilities at the Direction of National Accounts of the Ministry of Economy and at ProsperAr, the Argentine Investment Development Agency; as a consultant for several public agencies and international organizations and research in both public and private organizations in the area of science, technology and innovation policy. Before joining UNU-MERIT in 2005, Ezequiel Tacsir studied Economics at the Buenos
Aires University (UBA) and followed postgraduate studies in Science, Technology and Innovation Management at the General Sarmiento National University (UNGS) in Argentina and PhD studies at UNU-MERIT. Ezequiel had visiting stages in BETA, Universite Louis Pasteur, and at both Redes, an associated center for the National Research Council (CONICET) and UNGS in Argentina.
Ann Shikany C3E Network for Women's Leadership in Clean Energy firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ann Shikany is Program Analyst at Energetics, Inc., a technology and management consulting firm. In this role she supports the U.S. Department of Energy and private sector
clients with economic and policy analysis for energy related projects. Prior to Energetics, Ms. Shikany spent two and half years at the Department of Energy. In the Office of Policy and International Affairs she was a member of the Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat and helped launch the domestic Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Energy program. While she was in the Loan Programs Office she acted as Special Assistant to the Executive Director, during that time the office completed over $32.4 billion in loans and guarantees for innovative clean energy technologies and advanced technology vehicle manufacturers. Ms. Shikany received an MA from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), with dual concentrations in international energy and finance, and a BA in Political Science from Kenyon College.