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WIB-Boston Launches Mentors, Advisors, and Peers (MAPs) Program with Guest Speaker Joanne Kamens
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4/12/2018
When: Thursday, April 12, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST
Where: Goodwin Procter
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA  02210
United States
Contact: WIB-Greater Boston


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Join WIB-Greater Boston and special guest, Addgene Executive Director, Joanne Kamens, Ph.D., as we officially launch our Mentors, Advisors, and Peers (MAPs) Program on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The program provides mentorship for Women In Bio members in small-group settings. The core of the program is mentoring groups of four or five mentees and two women, with accomplished careers, as mentors. Since group mentoring involves several participants, it promotes diversity of thinking, practice and understanding. Joanne Kamens will kick off the program as our keynote speaker, sharing lessons on what makes a successful mentoring experience.

All WIB members are welcome to attend to learn about best practices in mentoring. If you are interested in participating in the MAPs program, please fill out the Program Participation Survey by March 16, 2018 to get assigned to a mentoring group. If the program cannot accommodate you this year, we hope to offer it again in 2019. If you register as a mentor and have been assigned to a group, please use the discount code from the participant notification email (to be sent on April 2, 2018) for free registration.

 

Speaker Biographies

Joanne Kamens received her Ph.D. in Genetics from Harvard University, where she studied signaling pathways. She spent 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry at Abbott Research Center and moved into the biotechnology sector as Senior Director of Research Collaborations at RXi Pharmaceuticals. Joanne also has extensive experience with leadership of nonprofit organizations. She founded the Massachusetts chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and is Director of Mentoring for the Boston chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA).

 

Walk-Ins Accepted?

Walk-ins are not accepted – be sure to register early!

 

Program

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.            Registration and Check-in

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.            Joanne Kamens Presentation/ Q&A

6:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.            Overview of logistics of the WIB MAPS program

6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.            Mentee/mentor introductions for MAPs Program participants,

                                             Networking for MAPs Program non-participants

 

Pricing Information *

Members: $20

Non-Members: $20

* - All WIB members are welcome to attend to learn about best practices in mentoring. If you are interested in participating in the MAPs program, please fill out the Program Participation Survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GMKJWZ2) by March 16, 2018 to get assigned to a mentoring group. If the program cannot accommodate you this year, we hope to offer it again in 2019. If you register as a mentor and have been assigned to a group, please use the discount code from the participant notification email (to be sent on April 2, 2018) for free registration.

 

Event Date/Time

Thursday, April 12, 2018

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST

 

Parking Information

·         Metered street parking until 8:00 p.m.

·         Garage parking available

 

Public Transit Information

Local T stop: Silver Line Courthouse

 

Maximum Capacity

150