DOE: Women in Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Are Breaking the Glass Ceiling

The U.S. Department of Energy celebrates Women's History Month with profiles of leaders. The story on Diana Bauer mentions the Critical Materials Innovation Hub. 

Women make up half of the U.S. workforce. Yet they hold less than a third of U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs. 


Here, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO), we value the voice of women. We know that having equitable representation in the workforce means better reflecting and serving the American public—over half of which is female. 


To celebrate the culmination of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting a few of our team members who are advancing materials and manufacturing work while also inspiring emerging women leaders. 


What Is Something You’re Proud of That You’ve Achieved in the Past?

Diana Bauer, deputy director: Sometimes success is best measured by what happens after your work leaves your hands. The quality of your work is important, as well as your relationships, timing, and luck—and future leaders. By this measure, the biggest success of my career was leading DOE’s first Critical Materials Strategy in 2010. This work led to the formation of the Critical Materials Innovation Hub among many other things. Nearly 15 years later, DOE’s critical minerals and materials work is going stronger that it ever has, with investments in the billions. I have passed the baton to other leaders, including AMMTO’s very own Helena Khazdozian.

Link to the full story: The U.S. Department of Energy celebrates Women's History Month with profiles of leaders, including Diana Bauer