The Science Network at the Union of Concerned Scientists and 500 Women Scientists invite you to an online workshop focusing on impostor syndrome—having doubts in one’s academic accomplishments and fearing being exposed as a fraud—and cultivating your voice, especially as an early career scientist or underrepresented scientist in STEM.
This interactive workshop is designed to give women a forum to discuss communication and hiring bias in STEM fields and to develop skills to combat damaging communication stereotypes that may impact career advancement.
Date: Thursday, August 23
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
The workshop will feature:
• Christine O’Connell, assistant professor of science communication, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
• Amy Landis, professor and presidential faculty fellow of diversity, inclusion & access, Colorado School of Mines
• Maryam Zaringhalam, molecular biologist and national leadership member, 500 Women Scientists
• Pragnya Eranki, civil and environmental engineering research faculty, Colorado School of Mines
There is a systemic culture of sexism in science filled with double standards, barriers to career advancement, and implicit and explicit bias. Bias is driven by communication in two ways: 1) how women are judged on their communication and the double standards and stereotypes that exist, and 2) the bias that is communicated to women.
The goals of the workshop are to explore the prevalence of impostor syndrome in STEM, gain a deeper understanding of our own inner impostor and how it might affect our studies or career, understand the body of research around bias toward women in STEM and career advancement, and gain valuable skills in communication that foster your own career advancement and manage your inner impostor.
Men are welcome to attend, but the focus will be on women in STEM.