Women in Medicine & Science Forum

An annual event to celebrate and highlight the presence and accomplishments of women in medicine and science at the University; to provide a venue for women to share strengths, talents, and experience; and to foster an academic culture which supports the professional and personal development of women students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and faculty members in medicine and science.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lecture Rooms #5 & 6, 4th Floor Scaife Hall

Special Feature Presentation

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Lecture Rooms 5 & 6, 4th Floor Scaife Hall

Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play When No One Has the Time

Presenter:

Brigid Schulte - Author and award-winning journalist for the Washington Post and Washington Post Magazine; Director, New America Foundation's Better Life Lab

Discover how the pressure of feeling like we never have enough time to do it all distorts our experience of time and stresses our relationships within and outside our workplaces.

Book Signing & Reception

7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Lobby

"Overwhelmed" copies may be purchased or you may bring your own copy to be signed by Brigid Schulte. Light refreshments will be served.

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NOTE: If you have already registered for these sessions on the Women in Medicine and Science Forum form, you do not need to re-register.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 (All day) - Friday, April 8, 2016 (All day)
UPMC Conference Center, 11th Floor Scaife Hall; Lecture Rooms 5 & 6 Scaife Hall

DAY ONE: Thursday, April 7, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Check-In Begins
Conference Center, 11th Floor Scaife Hall

1:00 p.m.

Welcome
Darlene F. Zellers, PhD - Director, Office of Academic Career Development

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Opening Presentation

I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

Presenter: Laura VanderkamAuthor and Speaker

“Having it all” has become the subject of countless books, articles, debates, and social media commentary, with passions running high in all directions. Many now believe this to be a confirmed truth: Any woman who wants to advance in a challenging career has to make huge sacrifices. She’s unlikely to have a happy marriage, quality time with her kids (assuming she can have kids at all), a social life, hobbies, or even a decent night’s sleep. But what if that’s not the whole story? What if all those tragic anecdotes ignore the women who quietly but consistently do just fine with the juggle? Instead of relying on scattered stories, Laura Vanderkam, in her book, "I know How She Does It", adds hard data to the debate. Based on hour-by-hour time logs from 1001 days in the lives of working mothers earning at least $100,000 a year, this book shows how these women spend the 168 hours that every one of us has each week. Case studies and interviews document how women make time to advance in their careers, enjoy family activities, and pursue their own passions. Based on these strategies, "I Know How She Does It" offers a framework for anyone who wants to thrive at work and life. 

3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Making Connections Through Strategic Networking
Presenter:

Kathy W. Humphrey - Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement, Chief of Staff, and Secretary of the Board of Trustees, University of Pittsburgh

Discover how professional journeys are shaped by personal experiences with networking.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Networking Exercise
Facilitators:
 Anne M. Robertson, PhD - William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Engineering - Director of the Center for Faculty Experience - Swanson School of Engineering

Jennifer E. Woodward, PhD - Associate Professor of Surgery - Research Associate Professor of Immunology - School of Medicine - Associate Vice Provost for Research Operations, University of Pittsburgh

Enhance your networking capabilities and discover the enjoyment of networking through this hands-on speed networking session.  

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Dinner Break On Your Own

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Lecture Rooms 5 & 6, 4th Floor Scaife Hall
 

Featured Special Presentation

Overwhelmed:  Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

Presenter: Brigid Schulte - Author and award-winning journalist for the Washington Post and Washington Post magazine; Director of the New America Foundation's Better Life Lab

Overwhelmed is a book about time pressure and modern life. It is a deeply reported and researched, honest and often hilarious journey from feeling that, as one character in the book said, time is like a “rabid lunatic” running naked and screaming as your life flies past you, to understanding the historical and cultural roots of the overwhelm, how worrying about all there is to do and the pressure of feeling like we never have enough time to do it all, or do it well, is “contaminating” our experience of time, how time pressure and stress is resculpting our brains and shaping our workplaces, our relationships and squeezing the space that the Greeks said was the point of living a Good Life: that elusive moment of peace called leisure. Author Brigid Schulte was driven by two questions, "Why are things the way they are?" and "How can they be better?" The answers she found are illuminating, perplexing and ultimately hopeful. The book both outlines the structural and policy changes needed – already underway in small pockets – and mines the latest human performance and motivation science to show the way out of the overwhelm and toward a state that time use researchers call Time Serenity.

7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Book Signing and Reception
"Overwhelmed" copies may be purchased or you may bring your own copy to be signed by Brigid Schulte. Light refreshments will be served.

DAY TWO: Friday, April 8, 2016

7:45 a.m.

Check-In Begins

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast Reception

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Individual Career Consultations - Ask a Guide for Direction

You will have the opportunity to sign up for a personal 15-minute career consultation with faculty members from across the campus. Have your CV reviewed, ask for a referral, or just talk to someone knowledgeable about your career aspirations. Registration for this session will close March 18th. Those registrants will be contacted the following week via email and given instructions for choosing a career guide.

*REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION IS NOW CLOSED*

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Organization Skills for the Overwhelmed: Where Does Your Time Go?

Presenter: Cheryl SchmidtConsultant

You’re buried in work, right? Too many emails, crazy-impossible deadlines looming, and projects on your to-do list--which keeps expanding! Do you sometimes look at your workspace with utter dread? This  stress-busting, sanity-saving workshop, Organization Skills for the Overwhelmed!, delivers practical tips, techniques, and strategies for getting organized and taking control of your time — right away!

12:00 p.m.

Closing

Participants are encouraged to donate to Dress for Success Pittsburgh. Donations will be collected during both days of the 2016 Women in Medicine and Science Forum. Please check the wish list for items of greatest need. View Wish List

NOTE: As of Monday, March 28th, participants are still welcome to register for sessions, excluding the Individual Career Guide Consultations, but your names will not be able to be printed in the 2016 Women in Medicine and Science program book.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 (All day) - Friday, April 24, 2015 (All day)
UPMC Conference Center, 11th Floor of Scaife Hall

Day One: Thursday, April 23, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Registration Begins

1:00 p.m.

Welcome

Darlene F. Zellers, PhD - Director, Office of Academic Career Development

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Presentation

The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It

Presenter: Valerie Young, EdD - Best Selling Author and Consultant

In her decades of in-the-trenches research on women’s self-limiting feelings and beliefs about themselves and their success, Valerie Young has uncovered the often surprising reasons why so many accomplished women feel as though they are “faking it” – impostors in their own lives and careers. In Valerie’s book, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women, these women finally have a solution: Important insight into why fraud fears are more common in women combined with practical ways to banish the thought patterns that undermine their ability to feel — and act — as bright and capable as they truly are.

3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Making Connections Through Strategic Networking

Presenter: Anne M. Robertson, PhD - William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Engineering - Director of the Center for Faculty Experience - Swanson School of Engineering

Cheryl A. Bodnar, PhD, CTDP - Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Enhance your networking capabilities and discover the enjoyment of networking.  This introductory presentation will be followed by a hands-on speed networking session. 

5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Dinner Break - Dinner Provided for Registered Participants

5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

PART ONE:

Negotiation: The Art of Asking for It

Presenter: Leanne Meyer - Program Director, Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women - Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Do you ask for what you want or are you waiting to be offered the opportunity that will advance your career and/or compensation?  Learn how to better navigate the barriers we know women face in the workplace.

6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

PART TWO

Negotiation Case Studies

Moderator: Jennifer E. Woodward, PhD - Associate Professor of Surgery - Associate Vice Provost for Research Operations

Working in small groups, you will apply your negotiation skills and critique the negotiation skills of others.

8:00 p.m.

Closing

 

Day Two: Friday, April 24, 2015 

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Contintental Breakfast Reception

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Individual Career Consultations - Ask a Guide for Direction

You will have the opportunity to sign up for a personal 15-minute career consultation with faculty members from across the campus. You can have your CV reviewed, ask for a referral, or just talk to someone knowledgeable about your career aspirations. Those who pre-register for this session will be contacted no later than April 15th to select a mentor and schedule a meeting time between 8:30am and 9:30am.

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Communicating with Confidence

It’s important to establish your professional credibility by being an influential and excellent communicator. Beth has spoken for audiences that range in size from 10-800+ around the United States. She’ll share how to communicate with pride and purpose, whether it’s in an email, conference call, team meeting or at a podium. 

Presenter: Beth Caldwell - Author and Consultant

11:30 a.m.

Closing

 

 

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:30pm - Friday, March 28, 2014 - 11:30am
Scaife Hall, 11th Floor Conference Center

The goals of this annual event are to celebrate and highlight the presence and accomplishments of women in medicine and science at the university; to provide a venue for women to share strengths, talents and experience; and to foster an academic culture which supports the professional and personal development of women students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and faculty members in medicine and science.

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Participants are encouraged to donate to Dress for Success Pittsburgh. Donations will be collected during both days of the 2014 Women in Medicine and Science Forum. Please check the wish list for items of greatest need.  View Wish List

Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 23, 2014

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 1:00am - Friday, March 23, 2012 - 4:00am
University Club

The goals of this annual event are to celebrate and highlight the presence and accomplishments of women in medicine and science at the university.