Happy Pride Month, AWIS DC Members and Friends!

Thank you for joining us on our first STEAM Speaker Series with Bandana! If you missed it, you can find the recorded video on our YouTube Channel or hear it on our new Spotify Podcast under “Full STEAMM Ahead!”

The month of June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, which honors the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a turning point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The first Pride march in New York City was held on June 28, 1970, on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

As we get ready to welcome the beautiful weather, please see the below list of highlighted events through AWIS National and AWIS Chapters across the country. As many events are still virtual, we can continue to take advantage of the variety of events across the AWIS network and meet fellow community members.

Upcoming AWIS Local & National Events, Opportunities, & Resources:

  • AWIS National: Navigating Conflict and Collaboration in the Lab (Wednesday, May 29th, from 3-4PM EST) Working in a research lab can be both exhilarating and challenging. On one hand, there’s the thrill of scientific discovery, the satisfaction of contributing to groundbreaking research, and the opportunity to collaborate with brilliant minds in your field. Unfortunately, bullying and harassment can occur in research settings, posing significant challenges to the well-being and productivity of scientists, particularly women. Whether you’re a graduate student, postdoctoral researcher, or established professional, this webinar offers valuable insights and actionable strategies to enhance your success in the competitive world of STEM. Learn more and register here.

  • AWIS DC: STEAM Speaker Series with Mary Hunt (Thursday, May 30th, at 6PM EST) Mary Hunt pioneered her career by blending her passion for art and science as a scientific illustrator. Her specialty includes illustrating paleontology resources, medical illustration exhibits and knitting scientifically accurate dinosaur patterns and skeletons. We hope you can join us for our live conversation on our YouTube page.

  • The Big Ten Academic Alliance is sponsoring the inaugural CommUNITYten Conference from June 7-8, 2024 in Columbus, OH to advance the careers of women in medicine and biomedical science throughout the Big Ten. The conference is designed to lift and empower women in academic medicine and biomedical science through sharing resources, professional development, education and connection. This conference, hosted this year at The Ohio State University, features workshops on science communication training from the Alan Alda Center, partner equity workshop, leadership and gender equity in health professions/sciences, and publishing and industry panels. In addition, there will be networking to build biomedical science collaborations across the Big 10. More information and registration can be found here.
  • Networking event coming up on June 12th – it is a headshots event, resume review, and meet our recruiters, all in one event! Here is the link:
  • AWIS National: DEI Foundations – Building Your Leadership Engagement Strategy (Tuesday, June 11th, from 12-1PM EST) Do you currently have a leadership engagement strategy in place? What obstacles are you trying to overcome? Whether you’re just starting or looking to enhance your existing DEI program, this event is tailored to provide you with the foundation needed for success. Jimi Okubanjo will guide you through the process of using a stakeholder engagement matrix, a powerful tool for mapping out relationships and identifying allies in your journey toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more and register here.

  • AWIS DC: STEAM Speaker Series with Elisa Torres Durney (Tuesday, June 18, at 6PM EST) We hope you can join us for our live conversation with Elisa on our YouTube page.

  • AWIS National: Salaries, Negotiating, and Knowing Your Worth (Tuesday, June 18th, from 2-3PM EST) Money! It plays such an integral role in our lives today, but is often a source of stress and anxiety. Part of the challenge is we are taught not to discuss money or that money should be a secondary priority. In this webinar, Professional Speaker and STEM Career Coach Alaina G. Levine will engage in a frank conversation about money and power. We will address how to look at money as a tool, how to establish your worth, and how to approach money as it relates to career advancement, job searches, and salary negotiation. Learn more and register here.