WICB Career Strategy Columns

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2020

How to Convene a Panel: Think of a Jazz Performance
2/1/2020

2019

How and Why to Form a Female Leadership Group
12/1/2019
Navigating Toward Your Next Career Transition
10/1/2019
Synergy of Science and Career Development
8/1/2019
Overcoming Challenges: How to Be a Positive Advocate for Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive STEMM
6/1/2019
Self-Knowledge on the Science Career Journey
4/1/2019
Grantsmanship 2.0--Introduction to Multi-Investigator Proposals
2/1/2019

2018

Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Events and Awards at the ASCB|EMBO Meeting
10/1/2018
The Science and Art of Mentoring
8/1/2018
Conflict in the Lab: A Problem and an Opportunity
6/1/2018
Insights for STEM Researchers on Going Global: A Voice from the Social Sciences
4/1/2018
Biotech Has a Woman Problem
2/1/2018

2017

Learning the Art of Leading a Lab
11/1/2017
Peer Mentoring—Colleagues as a Resource for Your Career Development
10/1/2017
Celebrating Outstanding Cell Biologists at Distinct Career Stages: The WICB Recognition Awards, Past and Present
9/1/2017
IWISE: The New York Stem Cell Foundation’s Strategies for Advancing Women in Science

7/1/2017
The Perfect Poster: Let Your Objective, Message, and Audience Shape Your Presentation

6/1/2017
Niche Mentoring: How to Give Advice and Offer Help from Your Areas of Strength
 5/1/2017
Resiliency and the Impact of Self-Efficacy

4/1/17
How to Manage a “Hard Ask”: Negotiating Up and Down the Hierarchy
2/1/17

2016

Self-Advocacy: Why It’s Uncomfortable, Especially for Women, and What to Do About It
11/8/16
The National Research Mentoring Network: A Great Resource to Improve Mentoring Relationships
9/29/16
Gender Bias: How to Break the Habit
9/2/16
Leadership ABCs—The Little Things Make a Big Difference
7/7/16
Who Me? I’m Not Biased: Embracing Diversity to Improve Creativity
6/7/2016
How to Write a Shared Instrumentation Grant–and Get it Funded!
4/8/2016
Preserving Data: Who’s Got Your Back(up)?
2/16/2016

2015

Great Meetings Require Great Speakers: Finding the Women Speakers You Need
– Page 10 12/01/2015
Science as a Jigsaw Puzzle: A Story of Sex and Blood Pressure
– Page 24 11/01/2015
How the Impostor Syndrome Hinders Career Advancement
Page 16 10/01/2015
Jumpstart your Academic Research Career with Your Own Postdoctoral Fellowship
– Page 25 09/01/2015
Role Models and Peers as a Social Vaccine to Enhance Women’s Self Concept in STEM
– Page 8 08/01/2015
Scientists Beyond Stereotypes —The Importance of Communal Opportunities in Science
– Page 10 07/01/2015
Wise Guys — Programs That Acknowledge the Wisdom of Retired Faculty and Allow Them to Contribute to the Academic Community
06/01/2015
To Further Your Career, Help the Public Understand Evolution
– Page 8 05/01/2015
The Critical Importance of Networking in Advancing Careers
– Page 6 04/01/2015
Lessons for Trainees and Faculty in the Art of Evaluation
– Page 12 03/01/2015
Women at the Top: The Risks of Leading from a Glass Cliff
– Page – 42 01-02/01/2015

2014

A Course That Empowers Graduate Students to Shape Their Careers
– Page – 9 12/01/2014
Work–Life Integration: NIH Policies Help Keep Grantees on Scientific Career Path
– Page 9 11/01/2014
Building Groups to Help Women Survive and Succeed
– Page 10 10/01/2014
Creating Opportunities for Women in and outside the Workplace: Making Progress at GE
– Page 29 09/01/2014
I Wish I’d Read These Sooner: Career Advice Books
– Page 15 08/01/2014
Looking for a New Career Path? First, Articulate Your Professional Story
– Page 10 07/01/2014
Juggling on the Ladder: Institutional Awards Help Faculty Overcome Early–Mid Career Obstacles
– Page 9 06/01/2014
Self-Regulated Risk-Taking: A Cornerstone of Success in Academia and Research-Related Careers
– Page 9 05/01/2014
Perfect Pitch: Getting Your Message Out In Two Minutes
– Page 7 04/01/2014
The Job Interview: Understanding Its Rules and Roles
– Page 14 03/01/2014
Packaging Yourself as a Teacher
– Page 46 02/01/2014

2013

True and/or False: Biomedical Publishing Standars Need Upscaling
– Page 17 12/01/2013
Science and Self in Wikipedia
– Page 16 11/01/2013
Taking Control of Your Career with an Individual Development Plan
– Page 14 10/01/2013
Who You Know: Establishing Critical Professional Relationships
– Page 32 09/01/2013
We’ve Made It Easier for ASCB Members Who Are Parents to Attend the Annual Meeting
– Page 10 08/01/2013
The Search for a Faculty Job Revisited with the Benefit of Hindsight
– Page 12 07/01/2013
How to Succeed in Business: Giving Postdocs the Tools and Versatility to Chart Their Own Career Paths
– Page 8 06/01/2013
So You Want to Organize a Local Meeting? Here’s How
– Page 9 05/01/2013
Maximal Mentoring: Take Turns Leading
– Page 11 04/01/2013
When and How to Communicate with Journal Editors
– Page 9 03/01/2013
The Art of the Buy-In: Obtaining Incidental Support from Your Institution for Unexpected Needs and Opportunities
Page 53 02/01/2013

2012

Spotlight on WICB
– Page 17 12/01/2012
LinkedIn: Time to Explore Its Potential
Beth Schachter – Page 15 11/01/2012
So You’re Interested in Teaching…
Erin Dolan – Page 9 10/01/2012
Got Talent? Genentech’s Commitment to Creating a Great Workplace for Women Scientists
Paula S. Jones – Page 23 09/01/2012
Are Women Bioscientists Avoiding Medical Schools?
Phoebe S. Leboy & Sandra K. Masur – Page 7 08/01/2012
Dual-Career Support: A Viable Solution
Angela McNerney 07/01/2012
The Give and Take between Two Careers and a Family
Wendie and Jeremy Berg 06/01/2012
Job Hunting in the World of Biotech/Pharma
Navi Mehra 05/01/2012
Retirement: Rocking Chair and Rocking On
Caroline Kane 04/01/2012
Creative Responses to the Current Funding Climate
Beverly Wendland and Triscia Hendrickson 03/01/2012
Fixing the Leaky Pipeline: How to Increase the Number of Women Scientists and Physicians in Leadership PositionsSandra K. Masur 02/01/2012

2011

The OpEd Project: Giving Women a Voice in the Media
-Becca Frucht

12/01/2011
A Shared Vision of Mentoring from Different Perspectives
-Christopher M. Hines and Angela Wandinger-Ness

11/01/2011
The RAISE Project: Do Women Get Their Fair Share of Scientific Awards and Prizes -Stephanie Pincus
10/01/2011
Why Your Website Matters and What to Do about It
-Susan L. Forsburg

09/01/2011
The IRADCA Program Helps Launch Careers in Research and Teaching
-Olivia George, Triscia Hendrickson, Gloriana Trukillo, Angela Wandinger-Ness

08/01/2011
The Emerging Imperative to Patent Academic Discoveries
-Leslie R. Gold

07/01/2011
Overwhelmed? -Lynne Quarmby, and Martha Cyert
06/01/2011
Get the Mentoring You Deserve
-Donna J. Dean

05/01/2011
Notes on Leadership: Running a Good Meeting
-Suzanne R. Pfeffer for the Women in Cell Biology Committee

04/01/2011
One Title, Many Jobs: How to Prepare for the Academic Career That Best Suits Your Interests – Michael J. Wolyniak, Hampden-Sydney College
03/01/2011
Strategies and Tactics of Grantsmanship
– Beth Schachter, Beth Schachter Consulting and Still Point Coaching & Consulting

01/01/2011

2010

50 Years of ASCB Women in Four Cameos – Ursula Goodenough for the Women in Cell Biology Committee
12/01/2010
Improving Work-Life Satisfaction for Women Scientists – Phoebe Leboy, University of Pennsylvania
11/01/2010
When You Need a Résumé – Eric Vieira, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
10/01/2010
Getting the Most out of the ASCB Annual Meeting – Lynne Quarmby
09/01/2010
Dealing Effectively with the Media – Lynne Quarmby
08/01/2010
Have Young Children? You Can Still Attend the ASCB Annual Meeting – Elizabeth Marincola
07/01/2010
Thinking about Retirement: The Sunrise before the Sunset – Caroline Kane and Andre S. Porter
06/01/2010
Transitioning to a Career outside of Academic Research – Amy Greenwood
05/01/2010
Momentous Mentoring of Women Scientists – Alice S. Huang
04/01/2010
NIH Efforts to Promote and Sustain the Careers of Women in Science – Vivian W. Pinn and Joslyn Yudenfreund Kravitz
03/01/2010
Some Reflections on the Occasion of Passing the WICB Torch – Ursula Goodenough
02/01/2010

2009

How to Ask Your Chair for a Promotion- Martin E. Feder
12/01/2009
Science and Engineering Professions and Underrepresented Minority Women: We’re Not Remotely There Yet- Anthony DePass,
11/01/2009
The Art of Science, the Science of Art- Caroline Kane and Inke Näthke,
10/01/2009
How to Get the Most out of the ASCB Annual Meeting- Lynne Quarmby 
09/01/2009
Why Females Remain Underrepresented in Mathematics at the Highest Level- Janet E. Mertz 
08/01/2009
Beyond the Bench: UK Programs That Teach Generic Skills – Inke Näthke
07/01/2009
Owning Your Own Career – Caroline Kane
06/01/2009
Uncle Sam (and Specifically the NSF) Wants You! – Elizabeth Sztul
05/01/2009
The Internet Never Forgets – Susan L. Forsburg
04/01/2009
Self-Awareness and Cultural Identity:A Medical School Course of Exploration into Personal Unconscious Bias – Daniel A. Goodenough
03/01/2009
Diversity in Science: The Importance of Mentoring – JoAnn Trejo
02/01/2009
Women and Men Together in the Academy: Institutional Implications- Joan S. Girgus
01/01/2009

2008

Their Future in Your Hands: Inspiring Undergrads to Pursue Ph.D.s – Martha J. Grossel and Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield
12/01/2008
Sustaining Women through Critical Career Transitions – Joan R. Goldberg
11/01/2008
The Wisdom of Athena: A Model Scheme for Achieving Gender Equity in Science and Engineering in the UK – Inke Näthke
10/01/2008
How to Get the Most out of the ASCB Annual Meeting – Lynne Quarmby
09/01/2008
The Science-Mentoring Paradox:Teaching and Learning to Experiment: Frances M. Brodsky
08/01/2008
Seize the Time! Better Time Management for MoreProductivity: Sandra K. Masur and Sandra L. Schmid
07/01/2008
Moving from Pond Scum to Human Diseases and Back: Susan K. Dutcher

06/01/2008
Publish and Perish? Protecting YourCopyrights from Your Publisher: Jonathan Band
05/01/2008
Addressing the Major Challenge for Women in Academia: “It’s Proximate Childcare, Stupid!”: Ajit P. Varki
04/01/2008
Paying for Baby: Me or We?: Maxine Singer
03/01/2008
On Supporting Female Postdoctoral Fellows with Children: Harvey F. Lodish
02/01/2008
Improving the Climate for Women in Academia: W. Sue Shafer 
01/01/2008

2007

Postponement of Parenthood: Implications for Women Scientists: Ursula Goodenough
12/01/2007
Postponement of Parenthood—The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Kelle H. Moley
11/01/2007
Succeeding in Science at a Liberal Arts College: Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield
10/01/2007
How to Have a Successful Postdoc Experience and Get a Good Job: Sandra Schmid and Sandra Masur
09/01/2007
How to Apply for a Postdoctoral: Suzanne Pfeffer
08/01/2007
An Elite University in Populist Times: Ursula Goodenough
07/01/2007
Female Behavior Is Often Unrecognized as Leader Behavior: Kristyn A. Scott
06/01/2007
A Network of Our Own: Susan L. Forsburg
05/01/2007
Creative Approaches in the Current Funding Environment: Caroline Kane
04/01/2007
Your Career Plan … : Bill Lindstaedt
03/01/2007
Dual-Career Academic Couples: Andrea Henderson
02/01/2007
Revising Your NIH Grant Application: Lakshmi A. Devi and Lloyd D. Fricker
01/01/2007

2006

Reaching Girls: Ursula Goodenough
12/01/2006
Science Libraries Want You!: Cindy Boeke
11/01/2006
Take the Time to Smell the Roses?: Caroline Kane and Sue Shafer
10/01/2006
Approaching the Critical Task of Peer Review: Sandra Schmid
09/01/2006
The Science of Diversifying Science: John Matsui
08/01/2006
How to Ask Your Chair for a Raise: Victor L. Schuster and Sandra K. Masur
07/01/2006
Becoming Visible: Effective Self-Promotion: Caroline Kane
06/01/2006
Exploring a Career at the NIH Center for Scientific Review: Charles Dearolf
05/01/2006
Announcing the WICB Network: Ursula Goodenough
04/01/2006
Careers at Biotech Companies: Linda Cahill and Wendy Fantl
03/01/2006
Delivering an Effective Scientific Lecture: Randy Schekman
02/01/2006
Science Education in America: What to Do?: Ursula Goodenough
01/01/2006

2005

Do We Still Need a Women in Cell Biology Committee?: Elizabeth Marincola 
12/01/2005
Strategies for the Shy: Vivian Siegel 
11/01/2005
Position(s) Wanted: Joan S. Girgus
10/01/2005
From Lab to Law: Amanda T. Barry
09/01/2005
Dolls or Trucks?: Ursula Goodenough
08/01/2005
How to Read a Letter of Recommendation: Ira Mellman
07/01/2005
Online Communities: Susan Forsburg 
06/01/2005
How to Write an Effective Letter of Recommendation: Ira Mellman
05/01/2005
Science through Words: Pamela J. Hines
04/01/2005
Advice on Choosing a Successful Post-doctoral Position: Gráinne Whitman, Brian Guzik and Larry Goldstein
03/01/2005
Email Etiquette: Elizabeth Marincola 
02/01/2005
“Late Career Opportunities and Challenges for Cell Biologists”: J. Richard McIntosh
01/01/2005

2004

“Analysis of NIH Grants to Women Scientists”: Peter C. Preusch
12/01/2004
“On Being a Scientist and Parent”: Ursula Goodenough
11/01/2004
“What Else Can I Do?: Exploring Opportunities in Business and Management”: Kathleen Gwynn
10/01/2004
“How to “Get a Life” in the Life Sciences”: William Wickner 
09/01/2004
“What Happened to My Figures?!”: Liana Holmberg
08/01/2004
“Women Serious About Science”: Sending Scientists Back to School; Marnie Halpern 
07/01/2004
How to Write an Effective Review; Ryoko Kuriyama
06/01/2004
Me Write Pretty One Day: How to Write a Good Scientific Paper; William A. Wells 
05/01/2004
Election to the National Academy of Sciences: Multiple Paths to Membership; Bruce Alberts and Ken Fulton
04/01/2004
Academic Careers Without Tenure; Caroline M. Kane
03/01/2004
Ensuring Diversity at the Podium; Susan L. Forsburg 
02/01/2004