In collaboration with Quercus Training and thanks to funding from the Imperial College Graduate School I’ve managed to set up the first Women in Physics Training day for the female post graduates in the physics department.
The event was full within six hours of me clicking ‘send’ to all the female PhD students. It is listed on the Imperial site- here.
“How can female scientists reach the top in their careers? The answer should be simple: just do brilliant science. Unfortunately, reality presents a rather more complicated and depressing picture. Despite growing numbers of women completing PhDs, they remain woefully under-represented in the higher echelons of academia and industry.”It’s a great privilege to be able to invite you, the brilliant women of the postgraduate community, to a day of training and discussion about the challenges facing female science and engineers. The one-day course examines attitudes to women scientists and engineers, looks at how they can work most effectively with colleagues, and provides tools and tips to avoid common mistakes.During the day, we will cover:
- Women scientists past to present: what are the barriers now?
- Careers for women in science and engineering: a juggling act
- Role models, networks and sources of support
- Shooting yourself in the foot: common mistakes women make
- Boosting your skills: personal impact, communication and body language, networking, giving presentations, managing people
- Lunch is provided!For this inaugural training day we can’t have too many people; so if you are interested in attending please let me know ASAP. At the end, we’ll put together all of our new knowledge to create a talk and advice pack for women entering the post graduate world so they understand the barriers they might face and know where to turn for help and support.