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Insights for STEM researchers on going global: A voice from the social sciences

April 17, 2018
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Increasing American women’s representation and impact in scientific and technical fields is not only a national imperative—it’s a global goal,…

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Biotech has a woman problem

March 21, 2018
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The biotechnology industry in the United States is envied and emulated around the world, and is poised to grow explosively…

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Learning the Art of Leading a Lab

November 13, 2017
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The career objective of many junior scientists is to become a PI—to finally be the person to define the vision…

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Peer mentoring: colleagues as a resource for your career development

October 12, 2017
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“Find a good mentor.” At each level of our career, this is the advice we receive from well-meaning advisors.1 Professional…

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IWISE: The New York Stem Cell Foundation's strategies for advancing women in science

July 12, 2017
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The mission of the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) is to accelerate cures for the major diseases of our…

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The Perfect Poster: Let your objective, message, and audience shape your presentation

June 1, 2017
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Meeting posters are key message boards for junior scientists to communicate not just their research findings and ideas, but also…

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Niche Mentoring: How to Give Advice and Offer Help from Your Areas of Strength

May 16, 2017
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Most of us have seen or heard about extraordinary mentors (e.g., reference 1), just as most of us have seen…

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Resiliency and the Impact of Self-Efficacy

March 29, 2017
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Caroline leads a research team in a multinational corporation that develops medical equipment. She holds a PhD in biomedical engineering…

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How to Manage a “Hard Ask”: Negotiating Up and Down the Hierarchy

February 7, 2017
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You love being a scientist. Let’s re-state that: You love doing science but not some of the non-science activities that…

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Self-Advocacy: Why It’s Uncomfortable, Especially for Women, and What to Do About It

November 7, 2016
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Self-advocacy—speaking or acting on our own behalf—is an increasingly important skill (for a primer on how to do it, see…

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