The Role of Women in the Sciences
Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman, a distinguished molecular biologist, discusses the role of women in science -- past, present and future.
Her address was part of "Women in Theory," a conference on theoretical computer science hosted in June 2010 by Princeton's Center for Computational Intractability.
Tilghman talks about the early battles of women in the sciences during the 1970s and 1980s, laments that the need still exists for women-specific conferences, and emphasizes the importance of self-confidence and self-discipline for women (and men) seeking to make their mark in the world of science.
Tilghman is introduced by Tal Rubin. Conference co-chairs included Rubin and Boaz Barak and Moses Charikar.
For coverage of the 2008 Women in Theory workshop, see this video.