New in 2023: our Council of Corporate Leadership

Join our first two leadership members: Pfizer, and Rosalind, Inc.!

Emerging from our COVID cocoons, we are excited to launch our new Council of Corporate Leadership (CCL).

With the support of influential corporations, RFS will be able to continue to raise awareness about the underrepresentation of women and minorities in science. Industry leadership and visibility will be a catalyst to meet the challenge of eliminating educational and workforce disparities in the sciences. We look forward to working with you to create and grow this important platform. Please take a few minutes to review the brochure here.    

As we plan 2023 initiatives, including our prestigious year-end meeting, we invite CCL members to suggest topics to be featured, as well as speakers. We also hope members will share timely news about their company’s work to be published in our regular RFS Briefings, disseminated bi-monthly by email, and posted on our website. The CCL will also be prominently recognized on our website, in press releases, in communications with our funders, in our conferences and webinars, and in our robust social media. Please check out our 2022 meeting agenda and presentations which are still available on demand.

We envision the new Council of Corporate Leadership as a companion organization to our already established and growing Council of Academic Institutions (CAI). The CAI includes universities represented by our Board and Advisory Board as well as other institutions, across sectors. These two Councils together represent the most important and influential leadership in science. They can expand access. representation, leadership, and much needed progress across disciplines.  

We are making a difference, but we are not done...

The Rosalind Franklin Society recognizes and celebrates the contributions of outstanding women in the life sciences and affiliated disciplines, promotes broadened opportunities for women in the sciences, and through its many activities motivates new generations of women to this calling. 
The Society honors the achievements of Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958), a British x-ray crystallographer whose extraordinary work, though largely overlooked and under-appreciated at the time, was crucial to the discovery of DNA’s structure by James Watson and Francis Crick. The powerful symbolism of her remarkable story drives the Society’s agenda.

The Rosalind Franklin Society is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3).