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The Atlantic Celebrates Powerful Women With Multi-Part Discussion Series

This week, The Atlantic hosted its fourth Women of Washington conversation, a series showcasing interviews with women making an impact in the fields of global health care, energy, and technology. Our sister site, FishbowlDC, provided a preview of the event, but since it was so far-reaching in its scope and included so many influential women, we decided to share a little bit about it right here.

On Tuesday, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson sat down with Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [both pictured], to discuss STEM education and a secure American future. Event-goers included Elizabeth Baker Keffer, vice president of The Atlantic; Laura Adolfie, director of the STEM Development Office, United States Department of Defense; Frances Ashe-Goins, the acting director for the Office on Women’s Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services; Lorraine Cole, chief executive officer of the YWCA; Laurie Fenton-Ambrose, president and chief executive officer of the Lung Cancer Alliance; Leslie Fenwick, the dean of Howard University’s School of Education; Katrina Landis, BP Alternative Energy’s chief executive officer; Jenay Leach, an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA Headquarters; Argelia Rodriguez, the president and chief executive officer for the DC College Access Program; and Patty Stonesifer of the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents.

Enjoy more pictures from the event, after the jump.

Cecilia Rouse, Shirley Ann Jackson, Elizabeth Baker Keffer, Judith Batty

Sylvester James Gates, Elizabeth Baker Keffer, Laurie Fenton-Ambrose

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