WIB-Pittsburgh: Effective Personal Branding and Networking for Scientists
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WIB-Pittsburgh: Effective Personal Branding and Networking for Scientists

When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: University of Pittsburgh Medical School
3550 Terrace St
Scaife Hall, Room 1105
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
United States
Contact: WIB-Pittsburgh

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Do you feel awkward at networking events but know you should attend? Do you attend networking events but struggle to make real, lasting connections and follow-ups? Join Women In Bio and renowned tech leadership expert Crystal Morrison, Ph.D. for an empowering workshop on networking effectively and personal branding on LinkedIn. As an experienced scientist and team leader across academia and industry, Dr. Morrison will share specific, actionable tips on networking and cultivating relationships you won’t hear elsewhere. This content is geared towards scientists and engineers looking to build valuable relationships and take their career to the next level. Download the LinkedIn app on your smartphone before the event so you can make connections on the spot, and bring your business cards if you have them!

This event is in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development. Both Women In Bio members and Pitt doctoral and postdoctoral trainees are welcome to join us for inspiring discussions, networking and light refreshments.



6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Networking and Refreshments
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Effective Branding and Networking Workshop
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Networking

Speaker Bios

Dr. Crystal G. Morrison - Founder & CEO at EverRise

Dr. Crystal G. Morrison is a highly regarded scientist and leader who is passionate about developing people and organizations to their highest potential. She believes strongly that innovation is an act of leadership not just creativity. With extensive experience across industry, academia and national labs, Dr. Morrison knows what it takes to build and lead successful teams that create lasting value and bring products from concept to reality.

Dr. Morrison holds a Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering and a B.S. in Chemistry. Following graduate school at the University of Michigan, Dr. Morrison was a Harold Agnew National Security Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and later became a staff member, team leader, and program leader before moving to Pittsburgh, PA. Since LANL, she has held successive leadership roles, including global R&D leader in a Fortune 500 company for 2 business units covering 11 unique market segments with over $3B in annual sales. In 2018, Dr. Morrison converted her passion for people, technology, and leadership into EverRise. EverRise is focused on uncovering and unleashing the hidden potential in technical professionals and organizations to deliver growth and long-term sustainability.


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Pricing Information

Until January 6, 2020:

  • Members: $5
  • Non-Members/Free Unlimited Guest Members*: $35

Beginning January 7, 2020:

  • Members: $10
  • Non-Members/Free Unlimited Guest Members*: $40

*To access the Member rate, click here to purchase a WIB membership.


Online Registration Deadline

January 13, 2020 


Walk-Ins Accepted?


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


Maximum Capacity



Parking Information

Parking is available in the UPMC Presbyterian Parking Garage. To enter the garage, drive up Darraugh Street from 5th Avenue. Turn right at Terrace Street and then make another right into the garage.

To reach the venue from the parking garage, exit the garage via the stairs, or the elevator that leads to Terrace Street.
Once outside, cross Terrace Street and turn right, so that you are now walking in front of the Peterson Events Center.
At the first crosswalk after the construction fencing, cross Terrace, go up the steps and enter Scaife Hall (you will enter on the 4th floor).

Take the elevators to the 11th floor.

When you exit the elevators turn left and enter the double glass doors and turn left. This is the UPMC Conference Center, and Room 1105 is the first conference room down the hall on the left.