2023 Winter Workshop with Danielle McCombs, coach and podcast host.
AWIS Northern California partnered with Science at Cal for this year's workshop on “Positive Intelligence to Boost Your Leadership.” This interactive workshop taught attendees how to build and strengthen their mental fitness to boost leadership skills.
AWIS-NCC 29th Annual Awards Gala celebrated outstanding individuals in STEM and rewarded them with awards and scholarships for their exceptional leadership and dedication. This exciting evening program also included a captivating keynote speaker, inspiring stories, and valuable networking opportunities.
Exploring Health and Environment with Prof. Sonya M. Schuh provided attendees with valuable lessons on "Exploring Health and Environment: Navigating Chemicals in Our Everyday Lives." This was a joint event between the California section of American Chemical Society & AWIS East Bay!
2022 Winter Workshop began with a keynote speech from Meredith Gibson (AWIS National Interim CEO) on the "50 Years of AWIS" followed by an interactive workshop led by Doug Birk (Bias Fighter Facilitator) on "50 Ways to Fight Bias." The all-inclusive, interactive workshop taught participants how to combat bias in the workplace.
Win-Win Negotiations with Laura Kray, Ned and Carol Spieker Professor of Leadership at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Attendees of this event discovered effective strategies on how to approach everyday conflicts and maximize opportunities to collaborate.
2019 Winter Workshop with Aida Sabo, Bahija Jallal, Kat Langan.
This year's workshop theme “Cultural Competence Organizing Intersectionality in the Workplace” was complex, but a timely conversation to have in AWIS. Based on insights on intersectionality, that gender focus in itself while valuable is not enough to move the needle for all women on specific issues - like gender-based pay equity. More information here, and Bahija's slides posted here.
This workshop explores the importance of networks and gives each participant an opportunity to document their network, evaluate it, and most importantly develop a plan to enhance it. The workshop also includes an opportunity for participants to form new and impactful relationships with others in this session, and ultimately build their network with peers and colleagues. More information here.
The awards recognize outstanding local scientists who have combined their professional activities with support of other women in science. In honoring these women, AWIS recognizes the importance of sharing more than just the content and techniques of our science with others. Congratulations to Katherine W. Ferrara (Stanford University), Kim E. Williams (Fibrogen) and Manjula Chinnappa (Personalis) for receiving this years' recognition awards and for the Palo Alto AWIS Chapter for organizing!
Rachel Haurwitz, CEO and President of Caribou, sat down with ebAWIS members at a Fireside Chat sponsored by 4D Molecular Therapeutics. We got great insight into Rachel's switch from academia to industry and what it takes to run your own biotech company as well as exciting updates on cutting edge science.
Impactful Speaking Workshop with Alison Gregory Pope and Scott Pope from Pope Communications, Inc.