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McKelvey School of Engineering

Brown School

The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Women

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Event

This Women’s History Month event will feature a brief presentation and panel to provide an intersectional look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has had disproportionate impacts on women in the workforce. From their roles as caregivers to frontline workers, women’s career trajectory and overall well-being have been negatively impacted in ways we may not fully understand for some time. There will be intentional focus on both the real impacts that society’s oppressive structures have created while also honoring the brilliance and resilience of women.  There will be time for audience Q&A.

We welcome as our introductory presenter, Keri Koehler, the Executive Director of Women’s Foundation of Greater Saint Louis. 

Our other wonderful panelists include:

  • Neha Navsaria - clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Matifadza Hiatshwayo Davis, – Infectious Disease physician at the John Cochran VA Medical Center
  • Katherine Goodenberger – 4th year medical student at Washington University School of Medicine

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Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


School of Medicine


Humanities & Society


Women's History Month



Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Event Contact

Valerie Joyner | valeriejoyner@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Keri Koehler began as executive director for the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis in August 2020. Koehler has over 12 years of nonprofit experience with extensive leadership background in program development, evaluation, community engagement and partnership building. She spent the last seven years working to advocate for women’s health, including as the Director of Program and Evaluation for Gateway to Hope. In this position, she was responsible for the management, delivery and evaluation of client support services, community engagement and education efforts. Prior to Gateway to Hope, she worked at Washington University in St. Louis in various roles in public health and research and served as senior director of undergraduate admissions. Koehler received her Master of Social Work from Washington University, and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas.

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