WICB provides an extensive list of speakers, categorized by research area, who have won major awards, given Symposium talks at ASCB meetings, or who have organized Minisymposia in their respective research areas, to facilitate the process of choosing women as conference invitees or panel reviewers.
- Career Discussion and Mentoring Roundtables
We welcome volunteers to lead roundtables on a broad range of topics, including Jobs in Biotech, How to Negotiate, Dual Career issues, etc.
This event provides roundtable discussions on issues of importance to cell biologists in various stages of their careers. It has proven to be an excellent way to disseminate practical information on career choices, to discuss strategies for effectively developing a career, and to network with others who share career interests and concerns. Conversations are moderated by individuals who have experience in various professional areas or with particular issues.
Childcare awards, supported by Springer Nature Publishing Group, allow many more junior faculty, postdocs, and grad students who are parents to attend than would otherwise be able to.
Satire and humor are used to highlight inept solutions to problems that scientists face: effective self-promotion, developing self-esteem, dealing with funding problems, publishing, negotiating for a job, and feeling overwhelmed. After the performance, there is a Q&A to identify effective strategies.
We welcome suggestions for topics and authors for columns. These articles from 1996 to present serve as a superb source of mentoring information.
The WICB Network is an alliance of ASCB members who wish to learn about, support, and perhaps participate in our various activities and initiatives. WICB Network members receive periodic emails highlighting articles related to career/life issues. If you would like to receive periodic emails from the WICB Network, please sign up here
. WICB Network hosts a social event for members at the ASCB/EMBO meeting.
Members of the WICB Network and people interested in learning more about the network and the committee’s activities–and meeting one another–are cordially invited to attend the WICB Network Reception at the ASCB/EMBO Meeting. Please see the program for more details.