Networking Luncheon, Fall 2021:
On September 24th (Friday), at 1pm, the Women and Gender in Academia Committee will be holding a welcome luncheon event for graduate students and faculty in the department to come together and share good food and conversation. We welcome ALL grads and faculty for psychology and especially hope to see 1st and 2nd year grads to welcome them into our department and to inform them of our mission!
This lunch will be held in Science 4, room 171 (Next to the main office on the first floor) and of course lunch and refreshments will be served!
The Women and Gender in Academia Committee would like to thank all the students and faculty members who attended our end-of-semester luncheon. Not only did we have a wonderful turnout, but your responses to our survey were very helpful for dictating the priorities of our committee. We look forward to continuing our mission--to promote and support women and gender minorities in the department--in 2020.
A special shout-out to BNS student Lauren Bailey, who won our luncheon’s drawing for the “Women in Science” poster.
“Inside the Hiring Process” Workshop:
The Women & Gender in Academia hosted its first event for the Fall 2019 semester! The theme was “Inside the Hiring Process” which will continue on as a multi-event series. The September 25th event included a panel of faculty members across all three areas of psychology, with multiple career levels represented. Perspectives from both being a member of a hiring committee and newly hired staff were given.
Attendees heard diverse perspectives concerning the application, interview and job talk process for jobs in academia and had the opportunity to ask and have answered their own questions about the academic hiring process.
Panel Discussion & Social Event:
The Women & Gender in Academia hosted its first social event in May of 2019 on the theme of “Empowerment of Women in Academia”. There were over 30 graduate students and faculty members in attendance, including representation across gender orientations and from all three areas of the psychology department. The highlight of the evening was a panel of seven female faculty members who generated conversation and provided their diverse perspectives and insights for all attendees. Attendees took advantage of the post-panel social hour to interact one-on-one with panel members and network across areas of study. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from this event, including interest in attending future events hosted by WGA.