Leadership & Talent Development

Five in Fifteen Webinar Series

Take your career to the next level with this exciting, new webinar series focusing on work-life integration, professional leadership and career development. AWIS Members have exclusive access to the 15-minute webinars, articles and resources.

Work-life Integration

Tips and Strategies for Women in STEM to Successfully Integrate Careers and Home Life

Webinar presented by Joan Herbers, PhD. Dr. Herbers served as AWIS President in 2010-2012 and is Co-PI for the STEM to Market program. Dr. Herbers is Professor of Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology and of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University. A former department chair and dean, Dr. Herbers studied academic STEM women’s participation in entrepreneurship and commercialization. With colleagues, she developed Project REACH, a curriculum that to encourages STEM women faculty to expand the reach of their research by engaging in commercialization activities.

Salary Negotiation Skills

Practice Successful Salary Negotiation Techniques

Webinar presented by Sarah Cardozo Duncan, a career strategist with an established global client base. In 2003, Sarah was recognized by Boston Magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in Boston. Her commitment and dedication to helping scientists, particularly postdocs, transform their career paths earned her the 2014 Mass AWIS Mentor of Excellence Award. She most recently served on the board of directors of the Science Club for Girls (SCFG) and presently the New England Women in Science Executives Club (NEWISE); she was the 2014 SCFG Catalyst Awards co-chair and is currently serving as membership co-chair for NEWISE.

Lateral Transitions in STEM Fields

Move Laterally in Your Current Employer or to a New Employer With a New Title

Webinar presented by Soody Tronson, MS, JD, Founder of STLGip and Advisory Board Member for AWIS’ STEM to Market program. Soody lectures on IP, licensing, technology transfer, and entrepreneurship domestically and internationally, bridging various local and international bodies. With over 25 years of experience in law, technology, and management in start-up and established environments, her strategic insight coupled with her practical approach is a key asset, whether acting as counsel or leading her own ventures.

Successful Management from the Middle

Be an Effective Manager, Diligent Subordinate and Good Colleague

Webinar presented by Donna Dean, PhD. Dr. Dean has had a distinguished career with 27 years in the federal government at the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration, followed by five years as a senior science advisor at Lewis-Burke Associates, a DC–based government relations consulting firm. She recently compiled her experiences in the highly effective guide, Getting the Most Out of Your Mentoring Relationships: A Handbook for Women in STEM. Dr. Dean won the 2012 AWIS Bethesda Award for Excellence in Mentoring. She is now engaged in pro bono work for AWIS and the American Chemical Society on career enhancement and leadership development for individuals and organizations.

Unleashing Leadership Potential

Achieving Self-Awareness to Become Effective Leaders

Webinar presented by Michelle DeNio, a business strategist who works with entrepreneurs, business owners, and organizations to create systems and develop strategies to streamline their processes. Having worked in many different industries and possessing expertise in the areas of operations, sales, leadership training, manufacturing, production, time management, and finance, Michelle works to address challenges and create opportunities for growth.

Inspiring Institutional Change

Seeking Institutional Change at the Bench, Boardroom, Lab and Corporate R&D

Webinar presented by Lydia Villa-Komaroff, PhD, molecular biologist, executive, and diversity advocate. Dr. Villa-Komaroff is a founding member of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and is one of 11 women scientists profiled on the website of the White House Office of Science and Technology. Dr. Villa-Komaroff is particularly interested in increasing diversity in STEM—specifically in the synthesis of information that brings together a theory of how the mind works, how the human mind evolved to think, and how that process results in implicit bias and so interferes with our ability to move forward more rapidly with introducing diversity in STEM.

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