AWIS DC Mentoring Circle Program and Kick-off Event

“…having a feeling of solidarity would be better than trying all this on my own.”

A Mentoring Circle is a group of participants that meets for the purpose of discussing careers and professional development topics.  Participants simultaneously act both as mentors and mentees as they exchange experiences, challenges, opportunities, and advice for the purpose of enhancing self-confidence, communication skills, leadership practices, and commitment to one’s career.

Mentoring Circle size:  Up to 5 participants per Circle with a designated leader
Frequency of meetings:  Every 4-6 weeks throughout 2017
Where: Each group sets its own schedule and location for virtual or in-person meetings. Please note that face-to-face meetings are more beneficial for participants and are highly recommended.

Participating in a Mentoring Circle is free for AWIS members. To join the DC Chapter please visit: Non-members may participate in a Mentoring Circle for a fee of $50. This fee will allow you to attend all Mentoring Circles-associated events throughout 2017 for free.

Applications are now closed.

The 2017 Mentoring Circles Program Kick-off Event: Mentoring group assignments & communications workshop
Join Ann Timmons, Communications Artist, as she shares her unique approach to speaker training, honed during her years in the professional theatre. Ann will offer unique insights for finding your presence, so you can get your message across to anyone, anytime. You’ll walk away with a few practical tools to help you discover your own strong, powerful presence–and start using it immediately. Note: All participants will receive a follow-up email from Ann and be added to her mailing list to receive a monthly newsletter. Participants may opt out at any time.

“Take the Stage and Speak with Authority” by Ann Timmons
January 24th, 2017
AAAS Building
1200 New York Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20005
6:00 PM Networking
6:30 PM Presentation from Ann Timmons
RSVP here!

Speaker Bio:
Ann Timmons teaches people how to speak so others will listen, using her background as an actor, director, writer, and teacher. Ann’s distinctive approach to presentation skills and communications training helps each client discover and embrace an authentic presence. Her clients include current political leaders, as well as business and non-profit leaders. She’s been honored with the prestigious Alice Paul Award from American University for her work with the Women and Politics Institute. Ann is a recognized expert in the fields of communication, women’s leadership and public speaking, and is on the  SheSource team for the  Women’s Media Center.  Twitter:@annspeaks

AWIS DC Mentoring Circles Mid-Year Event

AWIS DC Mentoring Circles Mid-Year Event

Leading from where you are: building leadership skills in your current position

Not all leaders are in management positions. How do you continue to build and strengthen your leadership skills regardless of your career level?

Join AWIS for small group discussions on several different “Leading from where you are” techniques.  You will be meeting new people, so bring your business cards!

Monday, June 13th, 2016
AAAS Building, 1200 New York Ave, NW
Networking starts at 6:00
Presentation starts at 6:30

Mentoring Circles 2016 Kickoff Event Featuring Dr. Ofelia Olivero

The 2016 Mentoring Circles Program Kick-off Event

January 13th, 2016

AAAS Building

1200 New York Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20005

6:00 PM Networking

6:30 PM Presentation

Dr. Ofelia Olivero, Author of Interdisciplinary Mentoring in Science: Strategies for Success. Dr. Olivero offers practical and engaging advice on interdisciplinary mentoring in all fields of science. You’ll learn what successful mentoring is, what it is not, and how these important concepts relate to scientists today. Her presentation includes real-world examples, and is backed by current evidence and research. Learn about the benefits and challenges of building a mentoring relationship.

Participating in a Mentoring Circle is free for AWIS members.  To join the Mentoring Circles Program as an AWIS Member:

1. Complete an application form
2. Register for the Kick-off event

To join the Mentoring Circles Program as a non- Member:

1. Complete an application form
2. Register for Mentoring Circles and the Kick-off event ($50.00 fee)

For more information on our Mentoring Circles Program, click here

The Association for Women in Science DC Chapter wants to invite you to an our mid-year Mentoring Circles Networking Event! Index Card Networking

Imagine a networking event where you have 5 minutes to introduce yourself, you needs, and your wants to a room full of supportive people.  During this introduction, your audience has an index card where they write who they are, how to contact them, and how they can help.  At the end of the 5 minutes, the asker has a stack of names, supporters, ideas, and possibilities she didn’t have before.
Join AWIS DC as we embark on a night of tailored networking!
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
6 to 8:00 pm
AAAS Headquarters 
1200 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Please RSVP via EventBrite
If you have questions, please contact