Physician, Economist and Astronaut to Speak at African-American Women’s Conference

The Fifth Annual Iowa African-American Women’s Conference, to be held at the Waterloo Holiday Inn Convention Center March 17-18, will feature keynote addresses by astronaut Mae Jemison, economist Julianne Malveuax and Iowa physician Paula Mahone.

Dr. Mae Jemison made history in 1992 as the first woman of color to go into spaceMae Jemison when she flew as a mission astronaut aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Her company, The Jemison Group, Inc., is dedicated to scientific research and consultation and she currently serves as a professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993, named by People Magazine as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” in 1993 and was included in Ebony Magazine’s list of 50 most influential women.
Julianne Malveaux Dr. Julianne Malveaux is an economist, writer and syndicated columnist. She hosts “The Julianne Malveaux Show”, a news and public affairs talk show based in Washington, DC that reaches over 15 markets on the Pacific network. She has taught at the University of California, Berkeley and authored a collection of columns titled Sex, Lies and Stereotypes: Perspective of a Mad Economist. Dr. Malveaux co-edited the book Slipping Through the Cracks: The Status of Black Women.
Dr. Paula Mahone is a noted perinatologist from DesPaula Mahone Moines who captured the nation’s attention when she assisted with the delivery of the McCaughey Septuplets in 1997. As the Medical Director of Perinatal Services at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, she and her partner, Karen Drake (also African-American) specialize in high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Mahone will discuss the crisis of black women’s health in Iowa.
Click here for more information and registration materials for the 2000 African-American Women’s Conference. Click here for information about an ICN information session for those interested in helping with conference planning and fundraising for youth scholarships.

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