AWIS Member Benefit

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.

October 29

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

COVID-19 has changed the landscape of emotions we experience every day. The frequency with which we all experience stress, fear, anger, fatigue and grief has increased. Self-care is more important than ever to women in STEM.  This webinar will focus on emotional intelligence (EQ), taking a deeper look at our own emotions and those of others around us. As a science professional, you know that emotions are running high across your organization. While colleagues may struggle to overcome challenges they’ve never experienced or imagined before, you can help them manage and thrive by gaining insight and delving into the inner workings of our emotional response to major disruptors. Please join us for this interactive session with Andrea Hoban, Co-Founder and head of learning at Oji Life Lab.

Free for AWIS Members!

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. Free event.


When Roles Collide: Caretaker 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 caretaking is no small feat — even moreso during a pandemic. This webinar will explore effective strategies for managing competing responsibilities and navigating these extraordinary times.

Past Programs

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 thoughts on 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. Join us for an hour of inspiration and advice around the themes in her books including 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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