GWAMIT Spring Empowerment Conference April 9-11 2013
Graduate Women at MIT (GWAMIT) is pleased to invite you to the third GWAMIT Empowerment Conference from April 9 - 11, 2013. The conference is aimed at the personal development of graduate women and provides a platform to discuss issues relevant to graduate women across MIT.
Please register for the conference here.
How to Communicate to Establish Credibility and Authority
Michele Souda, Founder and President of
Time: Tue, April 9th, 5:00 - 6:30 PM (Reception following event)
Description: In over 25 years of communications consulting, I’ve heard professional women tell me that they want—and need—to be taken more seriously. They say that they “barely get to speak at meetings” and when they do speak, are “passed over” rather quickly. They say that they’re “not able to advocate for [their] ideas strongly enough.” They then don’t get the results and responses they want. They know that their professional image should be strengthened.
Career Paths, Life PathsPanelists: Prof. Muriel Medard (MIT), Dean Christine Ortiz (MIT), Prof. Evimaria Terzi (BU), Prof. Katrin Wehrheim (MIT).
Moderator: Prof. Anne E. C. McCants (MIT).
Time: Wed, April 10th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (Lunch at 11:30)
Venue: 32-D463 Star
Description: Four Cambridge-area professors who are in different stages in their careers and lives will provide insights into their life and career choices and share their stories with the audience. We hope to represent a diversity of professors who can describe issues such as: racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic background; choosing to have children or not; co-parenting as dual-career couples; being single and dating as a professor; and being an openly queer faculty member.
Prof. Muriel Medard Dean Christine Ortiz Prof. Evimaria Terzi Prof. Katrin Wehrheim
Prof. Anne E. C. McCants
Why is a Network for Women Scientists Valuable to You?
Speaker: Julia and Christina Tartaglia, The Scientista Foundation
Time: Wed, April 10th, 5 - 6 pm (Reception to follow)
Description: Julia and Christina will be discussing why you should be in a network for women in science, and the value of community for female scientists. They will also reveal how they came to found their organization, The Scientista Foundation.
Julia Tartaglia Christina Tartaglia
Keynote: Empowering Yourself and Other Women on the Road to Success
Speaker: Dr. Beth Lange, Chief Scientific Officer, Mary Kay
Time: Thursday, April 11th, 5 - 6 PM (Reception following event)
Description: We are not born leaders, but must learn how to lead along the road to success. Dr. Beth Lange will discuss the importance of taking responsibility for your own career and success, of embracing your uniqueness as a female leader, and of being a positive female role model. You will learn how enriching other women’s lives will make a positive difference in your life too.