Connecting women to science is a strong catalyst to increasing support for women and science, intellectually and financially, and to encouraging more women and girls to have an interest in science. As an advocate for women in science and science for women, I am constantly thinking of ways to motivate other women to be involved in this endeavor, but I have learned one person cannot do it alone. In order to have women take ownership of science, we must all join forces, and understand and use the important links. We will see progress only when those who have the means or ability collaborate and work effectively together, be it mothers, scientists, philanthropists, businesswomen, or teachers.

My personal interest in supporting science actually was initiated by my father, Charles Lubin. My dad loved the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel; he loved the scientists, and loved the fact that through...

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