An ad hoc committee, which included representatives from the standing Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine, held a workshop to engage representatives from science, engineering, and biomedical societies to focus on advancing and sustaining careers and leadership in these fields. The topics included critical transition points in academic careers, proven strategies for helping women transition in industry, and how the changing nature of science, engineering, and medicine--specifically the growth in interdisciplinary fields--impacts career progression now and in the future. The workshop also addressed how the CWSEM report on gender differences in tenure and tenure-track positions in science and engineering elucidates critical transition points in academia as well as the effects of critical transition points on women's career choices.
From Doctorate to Dean: Sustaining Women Through Critical Transition Points in Science, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop
September 18 and 19, 2008 | Washington, DC
This one and a half day workshop, sponsored by the Office of Research on Women Health of the NIH and the Kauffman Foundation, explored crucial transition points in women’s career paths in academia and industry, as well as the increasing importance of interdisciplinary work and how it impacts women’s career choices. Representatives from professional societies engaged in the workshop’s efforts by submitting written and oral testimony to the committee addressing critical transition points in their fields of expertise.
Lilian Wu, Chair, Program Executive, Global University Relations, IBM
Allan Fisher, Vice President, Laureate Education, Inc.
June Osborn, President Emerita, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Chief Scientific Officer, Cytonome/ST, LLC
Susan Wessler (NAS), Distinguished Professor of Genetics, University of California, Riverside
Catherine Didion, Director
Jessica Buono, Research Associate (through November 14, 2008)
Wei Jing, Research Associate (from September 13, 2010)
Melissa McCartney, Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow
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