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'MENTORING: HOW TO FIND (AND BE) A GREAT MENTOR' WORKSHOP
Monday, July 20, 2009
Mentoring is the only process shown to make tangible difference in career success for women and minority scientists. We are all in a position to benefit from both having and being a mentor. This workshop is designed to increase both your mentor and mentee skills including:
The workshop will include some role playing exercises to practice communication skills especially important in mentoring situations:
(Corner of Main St. and Memorial Drive., Near Kendall Square T stop).
5:30-6:00pm Registration, Networking and Refreshments
6:00-8:45pm Interactive, participatory Workshop
8:45-9:00pm Networking and Refreshments
Joanne Kamens, Ph.D., is Director of Discovery at RXi Pharmaceuticals, a discovery-stage biopharmaceutical company. Prior to this, she spent 15 years at BASF Bioresearch Center in Worcester, MA, which became Abbott Bioresearch Center in 2001. While at Abbott, she led discovery research projects on small molecule and antibody approaches to immunological and inflammatory diseases serving finally as a Group Leader in Molecular Biology. Joanne has been raising awareness of women scientists since 1998 upon realizing that an entire week had gone by at work and not one other woman had been at any meeting she attended. Dr. Kamens founded the current Boston chapter of AWIS (the Association for Women in Science) and is now serving on the national AWIS chapters committee. She is a member of the HBA (Healthcare Business Women’s Association) Mentoring Committee and is an active Mentornet.net participant. Joanne received a Ph.D. in Genetics from Harvard Medical School's Division of Medical Sciences.
Pre-registration for this workshop ends Friday, July 17 at 6pm