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WIB-Capital: “Scientific Leadership: How Women Can Encourage Advancement Through Focused Mentoring"
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When: Thursday, September 27, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. EST
Where: University of Maryland, Biopark Discovery Auditorium
801 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
United States
Contact: WIB-Capital Region

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Joint project by The Society for Neuroscience, Greater Baltimore Chapter and Women In Bio with support from The University of Maryland, Baltimore BioPark.

Women make up the majority of graduates in STEM Ph.D. fields yet they have roughly 25% of NIH sponsored faculty awards, and in non-academic science fields, many report dropout due to a workforce culture that is more amicable to male advancement. There is a common misperception that men are more career driven and assertive while advancing within organizations. Some of this is reflected in the relative dearth of women in high-level management positions in academia and industry. One potential reason for this disparity is that males have more opportunities to participate in focused long-term mentoring relationships and seek those out more often.

The purpose of this panel is to discuss ways in which women have benefited from focused mentoring and how they can develop mentoring networks of individuals that will support their direct advancement. Speakers will talk about specific strategies that they have used in their careers to assemble mentoring networks. Additionally, speakers will address in very specific terms, ways that women in STEM fields can network to help career advancement.



  • Cherita Adams, Career Development Manager, Office of Human Resources Services, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Janet Clark, Ph.D., Director, Office of Fellowship Training, Intramural Research Program National Institute of Mental Health NIMH
  • Erin Lavik, Ph.D., Professor, Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County


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Walk-Ins Accepted?


* - Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until event capacity is reached.



4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.         Panel Discussion

5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.         Networking and Refreshments in conjunction with the UM, BioPark Science in The City Event


Pricing Information


  • Regular Pricing Through Event: Free
  • Walk-In Pricing: $15



  • Regular Pricing Through Event: $30
  • Walk-In Pricing: $45


Special Pricing for Guests

When registering, members can register guests at member price


Public Transit Information

  • By Light RailLink train: University Center-Baltimore Street is the closest station.
  • The location is within 0.6 miles of the station.


Maximum Capacity