The History of WICB: The Later Years

Note: This is the second of two articles about the history of WICB. The first article, “The History of WICB: The Founding and Early Years,” appeared in the August 1996 issue of the ASCB Newsletter (Vol. 19, No. 8). The women who founded WICB in 1971 and kept it going through the 1970s had bee...

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The History of WICB: The Founding and Early Years

On the eve of the ASCB annual meeting in 1971, a small group of women at Yale University were discussing their dissatisfaction with the status of women in cell biology. There were very few women faculty, and even fewer were tenured. Women speakers at meetings and seminars were very uncommon. Virgini...

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