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Spotlight on Commerce: Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Director of the Disaster and Failures Studies Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during Women’s History Month. Guest blog post by Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Director of the Disaster and Failures Studies Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology I was always drawn to numbers. When I got to college, I knew I wanted to study engineering, but...

Spotlight on Commerce: Barbara Guttman, Leader of the Software Quality Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during Women’s History Month. Guest blog post by Barbara Guttman, Leader of the Software Quality Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology When I explain my job to someone new, I normally start by talking about the forensics work – because it’s so...

Spotlight on Commerce: Errica Miller, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner of Patent Administration, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during Women’s History Month. Guest blog post by Errica Miller, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner of Patent Administration, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office As the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner of Patent Administration, I am responsible for tracking...

Spotlight on Commerce: Pam Smith, Administrative Director for the Chicago Regional Office, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during Women's History Month. Guest blog post by Pam Smith, Administrative Director for the Chicago Regional Office, U.S. Economic Development Administration I am very honored to participate in the Department of Commerce’s celebration of Women’s History Month. I joined...

Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business

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On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in honor of the 2017 Women’s History Month theme “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) hosted a panel discussion designed to highlight the achievements and contributions of women who work within the Department. Cristina Bartolomei, EEO Specialist at the OCR, moderated a panel comprised of four women who have made...

Spotlight on Commerce: Vonda Bell, Human Resources Director, U.S. Census Bureau

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Women's History Month. Guest blog post by Vonda Bell, Human Resources Director, U.S. Census Bureau My name is Vonda Bell and I am thrilled to participate in the Department of Commerce’s celebration of Women’s History Month! I began my...

Spotlight on Commerce: Pam Isom, Director of the Office of Application Engineering and Development, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Women's History Month. Guest blog by Pam Isom, Director of the Office of Application Engineering and Development, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office As Director of the Office of Application Engineering and Development (AED), I oversee all...

Spotlight on Commerce: Sharon Tosi Lacey, PhD, Chief Historian, U.S. Census Bureau

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Women's History Month. Guest blog post by Sharon Tosi Lacey, Ph.D., Chief Historian, U.S. Census Bureau “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.” –Winston Churchill As a historian, I spend much of my time buried...

Spotlight on Commerce: Laurie Locascio, Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Women's History Month. Blog post by Laurie Locascio, Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Like a lot of scientists, I am very goal-oriented, so after I got my Ph.D. in...

Celebrating Women of Innovation

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Women's History Month. Women inventors and scientists have made lasting contributions to our nation’s history, but why is it that many people are unable to name one female inventor, but can easily recall male inventors or scientists such as...