New MAKERS: Lydia Villa-Komaroff and Nancy Lublin
Molecular biologist, Lydia Villa-Komaroff, knew she wanted to be a scientist by age nine, in an era where very few women were in the field. She went to theUniversity of Washington with dreams of becoming a chemist, but was told that “women don’t belong in chemistry.” She switched to molecular biology, and pursued a PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her groundbreaking research on insulin, for which she received two patents, was a major scientific breakthrough in DNA technology. Find out more about Lydia Villa-Komaroff and learn about her leadership style, the prejudices she faced as a woman of color in science, and how she persevered to reach her goals.
Social Entrepreneur, Nancy Lublin, used $5000 to change countless lives. As a law student, she received an inheritance check, and she used that money to found Dress For Success, a non-profit that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women, through providing professional attire, a network of support and career development skills. She is now the CEO of Do Something, an organization for for teens looking to create social change. Find out more about Nancy Lublin and discover her tips for leading others.