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What's Next Webinars

Explore timely topics with exciting thought leaders who will engage, inform and inspire us on our journey to Discover What’s Next.    
These programs are free for AWIS Members. Become an AWIS Member for full access.

Upcoming Programs

January 21

The Memo – What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure A Seat At The Table

Join AWIS for an illuminating and frank conversation with Minda Harts about the challenges for women of color in professional settings, from the wage gap to biases and micro-aggressions, with actionable takeaways. The Memo is the much-needed career advice guide for women of color, ending the one-size-fits-all approach of business books that lump together women across races.

Past Programs

December 17

Championing Equity: Black Girls Do STEM

Women of science appreciate the difficulties faced in their professional careers. An even greater gap exists between Black women scientists and engineers and the rest of the STEM world. Cynthia Chapple is an innovative research and development chemist, an advocate for Black girls and women and the Founder of Blacks Girls Do STEM. In this discussion, Cynthia and Dr. Lataisia Jones explore effective strategies for opening doors to more Blacks, women and minorities in STEM careers. This webinar is both informative and inspirational: an hour well spent.

December 10

When Roles Collide: Caregiver and Scientist

Recent decades have brought greater distribution of family caretaking responsibilities, but women still carry the bulk of responsibility for child-care and caring for elders in the family. For women who are scientists, balancing a career with caregiving is no small feat — even more so during a pandemic. This webinar explores effective strategies for managing competing responsibilities and navigating these extraordinary times with MacArthur fellow Polina Lishko who will share her experience of juggling career and family.

November 12

Kickstarter Success Story: A Mother’s Mission to Shatter Stereotypes

What happens when your daughter wants to be an astronaut, but you can’t find any apparel to support her passion? If you are Jaya Iyer, you roll up your sleeves and start your own science- and STEM-themed clothing line for girls. Jaya earned a PhD in Fashion Merchandising, was an assistant professor, wrote a textbook, and worked as an apparel buyer for ThinkGeek. We love what she stands for and wanted to share her story. 

October 29

Navigating the 2020 Roller Coaster: Leveraging Emotional Intelligence to Lead in a Crisis

COVID-19 has caused many of us stress, fear, anger, fatigue and grief. By taking a deeper look at our own emotional responses to major disruptors, we can better understand and harness them. This interactive session with Andrea Hoban, Co-Founder and head of learning at Oji Life Lab, provides techniques and resources to recognize and shift your mood, increase collaboration and engagement, and improve business results.

October 13, 2020

Picture a Scientist: Q&A with Dr. Jane Willenbring and Co-Director Ian Cheney

The film Picture a Scientist chronicles the journey of three women scientists and their experiences with overt harassment and implicit bias. After screening the film, members had the opportunity to dialogue with Dr. Willenbring and Mr. Cheney. Watch the recording to learn about the different types of harassment, how allies can help support women and minority scientists, and suggestions for policy changes that organizations could take.

September 29, 2020

Marie Benedict: Unearthing Untold Stories of Women in Science and Other Fields

An intimate interview and Q&A with New York Times Bestselling Author Marie Benedict. Through a combination of research and storytelling, Marie Benedict is on a mission to uncover the stories of influential women and their significant contributions. Her books touch on gender and racial discrimination, self-efficacy, career pivots, and work-life integration – challenges that women in science and STEM fields still face today. 


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(202) 588-8175

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