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AWIS in Action! January 2013 - mentoring panel
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AWIS In Action!

 Advocacy & Public Policy Newsletter   ~   January 2013
In This Issue
AWIS Featured in Presidential Inaugural Festivities
As a part of the activities coordinated by the White House and Federal agencies surrounding the inauguration, AWIS was invited to participate on a panel about the importance of mentoring in STEM. January is National Mentoring Month and this event highlighted the importance of this component of successful career training and preparation. Leaders and experts from a variety of fields gathered to talk about the value of mentoring at all stages of one’s intellectual development, from getting kids interested in science to why even senior career level STEM professional can benefit from a mentor. The event was hosted by several different agencies, including the Departments of Transportation, Labor, Education, Energy, Agriculture, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, and Office of Personnel Management.
Opening remarks to the panel in which AWIS was featured were provided by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Ph.D., a Nobel Prize winning physicist, and the newly crowned Miss America, Mallory Hagan. AWIS Public Policy Fellow Erin Cadwalader, Ph.D., spoke about the importance of being mentored for women at all stages of their career development and the benefits of mentoring younger protégés as well. Her fellow panelist was Karen Peterson of the National Girls Collaborative Project, and the panel was moderated by Latifa Lyles, Acting Director of the Women’s Bureau in the Department of Labor. For more information on mentoring programs offered by AWIS please contact Cindy Simpson or visit our webpage.
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