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Chicago Women in STEM & Academia Initiative

Modified: March 6, 2018
NUPF invites students, postdocs, staff, and faculty from Northwestern and other institutions to a special event on March 15 from 12 - 7 PM that will focus on addressing inequalities facing women in STEM and academia, building a community to promote gender equity, and identifying solutions for the prioritization of work and lifestyle. The event will be held in conference Room L South in Prentice Women’s Hospital.

Participants can expect to:
  • Discuss the unique challenges facing women in STEM at Northwestern and nation-wide.
  • Build a community of local women in STEM and academia to promote gender equity through varied interactive sessions. 
  • Get to know ways to improve your work/life balance (maternity leave, parental support, child care, elder care, etc).
  • Find out how to address inequalities at the workplace (sexual harassment, discrimination, wages discrepancies).
  • Learn from the life lessons and successful stories of our guest speakers who are leaders in their respective fields. 
  • Cultivate leadership skills and mentor-mentee relationships with the invited speakers. 
  • Learn about the missions of our partner organizations and upcoming local events at our exhibitors' booths.
Event Speakers:
  • Geri R. Donenberg, PhD, Vice Chair of Research Dept of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science, UIC
  • Carol Tamminga, MD, Professor & Chairman, Dept Psychiatry, UT Southwestern
  • Vicky Kalogera, PhD, Linzer Distinguished University Professor in Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University and Director of CIERA, Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics
  • Jennifer Cole, PhD, Assistant Chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Associate Director of Northwestern Center for Engineering Education Research
  • Nancy Schwarz, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago, Director, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
  • Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Dean and Associate Provost for Graduate Education, The Graduate School, Northwestern University 
Attendees will be able to directly interact with the speakers and discuss mentoring in a small group setting during the round-table networking reception.

For more information and registration, visit this page.
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