The New Model for Women in Science: Connie Chow

Fixing the Gender Gap in Science and Engineering: Connie Chow and The Science Club for Girls

Connie Chow  grew up in a women lead household in Hong Kong since the age of 6. After earning her PhD in Virology at Harvard, she took an unusual route and made it her life goal to promote gender equality and encourage young girls to pursue a career in science and engineering. 


In this interview, we chat about Connie’s upbringing and how that helped her find her place at Science Club for Girls, an organization that builds girls’ confidence and literacy for science by offering free programs and mentorship. Listen to the show while reading the summary below for the best experience! 🙂

Listen in to this week’s episode of Purpose Rockstar to learn more about Connie’s journey to increasing the amount of women in science: 

Quote of the Day

The most notable fact that culture imprints on women is the sense of our limits. The most important thing one women can do for another is to eliminate and expand her sense of actual possibility.Adrienne Rich

3 Lessons from Interview

  1. How Connie became a feminist and grew passionate about gender equality

  2. How Connie found her place in science and how to find your calling

  3. Advantages of having a mentor and how to find one


Featured Book

Momo by Michael Ende

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Getting to Know Connie Chow

What is a helpful habit?

Always smile and say hello when you enter a room; treat people as human beings and acknowled them.

What is a helpful resource for you?

App called “If This Then That” (IFTT) that links together your social media accounts.

Who is a helpful person that helped you on your journey?

Husband, Benjamin Linder. Very supportive throughout her entire journey and taught her about designing her work place to create the best learning experience possible.

What is your purpose on this planet?

To affirm the importance of every single human being on earth. Connie believes that it’s time for a new revolution for what we do–it’s not always about being successful in the traditional sense but more about reimagining the world we build and making sure everyone is a part of it.

How to Find Connie: 


Twitter @connie_chow

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