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AWIS-STL March 13 planning meeting

posted Mar 10, 2017, 9:33 AM by AWIS STL   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 9:34 AM ]

Are you interested in helping plan future AWIS events, or interested in joining the AWIS steering committee? Join us at the next AWIS planning meeting. We will be planning upcoming events, such as webinars, fundraising, outreach, and other professional development and social networking events for members for AWIS St. Louis. 

When: Monday, March 13, from 5:30-7 PM.
Where: WashU Med Campus, Kaldi's at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center  (google maps). Located near the CWE Metrolink station. There is metered parking on Scott Avenue & S. Taylor Avenue.
Who: Anyone is welcome who would like to help us plan upcoming events! For questions, email awis.stl [at] gmail [dot] com.

Upcoming Planning Meeting

posted Dec 5, 2016, 11:34 AM by AWIS STL

Please join us for our upcoming planning meeting on Tuesday, December 6 at 6pm. We will be meeting at the Panera in Clayton (6734 Clayton Rd) to discuss fundraising and industry partners. We are looking for additional officers and volunteers so please come join us. Everyone is welcome!

AWIS Planning meeting & Coffee Chat

posted Oct 28, 2016, 8:33 AM by AWIS STL

AWIS-STL Coffee Chat
 Our November coffee chat will be about paid parental and family leave (for both mothers and fathers!). Over the past few decades, there has been a dramatic shift in that almost half of of two parent households, both parents now work full time, with the mother as the sole or primary breadwinner. At the same time, fathers are taking on more child care responsibilities. Despite this shift towards two-income households, the United States is remains of the few countries that does not guarantee paid leave for new parents. While is a challenging issue that requires much time to and effort to address, we want to create the space to have discussions about paid parental leave, and from sharing our experiences and advice to our hopes and aspirations about the time of work environments that will support the growth of women in STEM fields in the workforce. We hope that you will be able to join us! 

 As a conversation starter, we recommend checking out this series of podcasts below, that feature different perspectives on Paid Family Leave: 

When: Saturday, November 19 at 10 AM - 12 PM 
Where: McArthurs Bakery Cafe, 6630 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO, 63130 
(Google Maps) Free Parking Available in Lot

Who: Anyone is welcome - to RSVP to the coffee chat, please fill out the google form below: RSVP to Coffee Chat Here

AWIS-STL November Planning Meeting
Are you interested in helping plan future AWIS events, or interested in joining the AWIS steering committee? Join us at the next AWIS planning meeting on Friday 11/4 from 11-12 PM, at at the Kaldi's at FLTC on WashU's med campus. We will planning upcoming events, such as webinars, panels, and other professional development and social networking events for members for AWIS St. Louis. 
When: Friday, November 4 at 11 AM - 12 PM. 
Where: WashU Med Campus, Kaldi's at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center 
 (google maps)
Who: Anyone is welcome who would like to help us plan upcoming events!

Leadership and Difficult Conversations Webinar

posted Mar 7, 2016, 11:01 AM by AWIS STL   [ updated Mar 7, 2016, 11:02 AM ]

Please join us for our next AWIS webinar this week in celebration of  International Women's Day!

Conflicts small and large arise in our lives on an almost daily basis. A good number of these require some discussion for successful resolution. This webinar by Joanne Kamens discusses basic methods for conflict resolution in the workplace with an emphasis on communication barriers between the genders and communication of "bad news".


Date: Wednesday, March 9

Time: 6:30-8:30PM

Location: Chuck Berry Conference Room, CIC building at 4240 Duncan Ave

*Free parking is available in any of the adjacent lots*


The event is free, and there will be snacks, but please RSVP here to help us plan:

Panel Discussion on Dec 15 is now free!

posted Dec 8, 2015, 4:24 PM by AWIS STL

Due to a donation, we are now able to make "Promoting Yourself in the Competitive Job Market" free to to all attendees. Come join us to hear our industry experts share their tips on how you can land your next dream job. Please help us plan by RSVP'ing here. Raffle tickets for professional development books will be available with a $5 donation.

See you next Tuesday!

AWIS Panel Discussion: Promoting Yourself in the Competitive Job Market

posted Dec 2, 2015, 7:35 PM by AWIS STL   [ updated Dec 8, 2015, 4:26 PM ]

Looking to make the next career move? AWIS-STL invites you to our panel discussion on how scientists at all levels can market themselves in academia and various scientific industries! Our experts will share tips on navigating the job market, creating opportunities, and working with recruiters. The panel will be followed by a networking session with appetizers and drinks.

Tuesday December 15, 6pm – 9pm

Umrath Lounge
in Umrath Hall
Washington University Danforth (#114 on map)

Panelists are:
Tommie Turner, PhD - Director of Institute for Sciences and Mathematics at Harris Stowe State University
Jonathan Peelle, PhD - Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Washington University
Christy Maxfield, CFRE - Director of Entrepreneur Development Services, Cortex Emerging Technologies
Rachel Harris - Account Manager, Aerotek Applied Sciences, staffing agency

Free for all attendees. AWIS will be accepting donations to enter a raffle for popular professional development books.

You can donate to AWIS through Paypal before the event
Please RSVP here to let us know you are coming.

Payment option:

AWIS Webinar Event on Negotiation Rescheduled for November 11

posted Oct 12, 2015, 6:41 PM by AWIS STL

Join AWIS-STL to watch 2 videos on women & negotiation. Studies show women are less likely to negotiate than men, but when they do negotiate - they might receive backlash. We're watching 2 short videos from experts that study women and negotiation to learn more about why this happens and how to improve our negotiation skills. We'll discuss our own experiences and ideas after the videos. Get this date on your calendar!

There will be some snacks and drinks! Invite your friends or coworkers. Men are welcome too. 

The event is free but please RSVP here to help us plan:

Date: Wednesday, November 11

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Chuck Berry Room (2nd floor near the elevators), Cortex Innovation Center. Located at 4240 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63110 with a free adjacent parking lot.

AWIS Webinar on Negotation POSTPONED

posted Oct 5, 2015, 4:34 PM by AWIS STL

Stay tuned for the new date!

Upcoming Events at Washington University

posted Sep 15, 2015, 8:26 AM by AWIS STL   [ updated Sep 16, 2015, 3:02 PM ]

AWIS-STL would like to share a few events in the St. Louis area not organized by AWIS but still relevant for women in STEM !

-OWN IT: A Summit for Women’s Empowerment is the first conference of its kind to be held on Wash U’s campus. The event will take place on
November 7th in Emerson Auditorium. You are invited!
The empowerment-packed day will include speakers from five different areas: 1) politics, 2) business/entrepreneurship, 3) STEM, and 4/5) sports & entertainment. There will be a one-hour panel for each subject area, in addition to a round-table lunch where attendees can sit with one of the speakers and ask them questions. We hope for the summit to have a relaxed feel to it - we want the panelists to be approachable and the day to be an enjoyable one! Ideally, our guests will leave at the end of the day feeling both inspired and positive about themselves and their potential. 

Registration opens September 28thWe hope you will be in attendance so you can both learn from and share with over 300 women that own it in their daily lives.
For more information about the conference and how to purchase tickets, take a look at our website:
 If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at:  ownitwashu[at]

-Washington University Graduate Programs Fair: Washington University will be hosting a graduate school fair to raise awareness of their graduate programs. For more information about the graduate schools, come September 22 to Bauer Hall atrium on the Danforth campus. The fair will be from 12-4pm. See the flyer here.

-DocNet Recruitment ForumAre you interested in learning about a Career in Business Academia?  Have you ever thought about becoming a university professor?  Are you curious about the incredible opportunities afforded to those with doctoral degrees in business or economics?
There will be an Information Session and Recruiting Event at Washington University in St. Louis on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.
Faculty and Student Panel Presentation and Discussion:
5:30-6:30 – Emerson Auditorium (1st floor, Knight Hall)
 Recruiting Fair:
6:30-8:00 – Bauer Hall, Room 330 (3rd floor, Bauer Hall, Active Learning Lab)
Doctoral programs offer generous funding packages for those admitted compared to other advanced degrees giving you the freedom and flexibility to pursue your research interests in vibrant scholarly communities.  This event is designed to help you learn more about business academia from senior faculty, current students, and school administrators.  You will have a chance to ask questions, meet admissions staff, and hear a variety of perspectives to help you understand if this is the right career path for you.
Please register for this event by October 31.
This event is sponsored by DocNet, a global consortium of business doctoral programs. For the list of schools attending, see the flyer here.

Planning Meeting tomorrow!

posted Sep 8, 2015, 12:05 PM by AWIS STL

If you are interested in getting involved with AWIS, We would like to invite you to attend our planning meeting, to discuss and plan exciting events for the fall. Whether you want to be involved as a steering committee member, offer suggestions for events, or just attend to see what AWIS is like, we welcome you to attend.

When: Wednesday, September 9

When: 7 - 8:30 PM

Where: Chuck Berry Room, Cortex Innovation Community @4240, 4240 Duncan Avenue [Google Maps Here]. Parking is available in the adjacent lot and along Duncan Ave.

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