IIE’s Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives in partnership with the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, and the global engineering firm CH2M HILL, will host the second in a series of three webinars on Thursday, March 28 at 9:30 am PST/ 12:30pm EST to support emerging women leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields who are studying in the United States as part of Brazil’s “Scientific Mobility Program”.
The second webinar will focus on “Mentoring and Networking” and will feature four women leaders in the STEM fields. Each panelist will share personal stories and tips on the importance of mentoring and networking as it applies to career development within their specific industries in the STEM fields.
Trish Tierney, Director of IIE’s Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives will moderate the panel, which will include a top executive from CH2M HILL, a leading scientist from the National Cancer Institute, a PhD student from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the CEO of F Gordon Group.
While the content of the webinar will focus on tips for Brazilian women, we encourage other women studying or working in STEM to join this webinar.
To view a recording of the webinar after the event, visit the Center For Women's Leadership Initiatives.
This series of webinars for women in STEM falls under the U.S.–Brazil Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Advancement of Women signed by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim in March 2010. Through the MOU, the United States and Brazil focus on recruiting, retaining, and advancing women and girls in STEM fields. The two countries have jointly conducted numerous professional and educational exchange programs and events to promote these goals.