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Women in Drug Discovery and Development: How to Succeed as a Female in Academia and Industry

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 2-3:30 pm ET

Session 2 of the 2018 Drug Design and Delivery Symposium

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"Life is not easy for any of us…We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must
believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." Marie Curie is an inspiration for all scientists and for good reason as she was a true pioneer and the first scientist to be awarded a Nobel Prize in two different categories. With more young women than ever opting to study within the STEM field, we look to answer just what it takes to create a rewarding and successful career within academia or the pharmaceutical industry as a female. We will explore insights from those in the field today to understand the technical and soft skills necessary to flourish.


What You Will Learn:

•       Insight and real life experiences from successful females in drug discovery and
development from academia to industry

•       A day in the life of each panel member highlighting their roles and
responsibilities in their specific functions

•       The technical and soft skills ideal for each panelist's position within drug
discovery and development


Sexual Harassment in the Sciences: Steps Forward

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 2-3 pm ET

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“It never occurred to me that I wouldn't be safe at a conference with other chemists,” “Nicole” said in a C&EN article about sexual harassment in chemistry. Although we hear stories about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, it is also pervasive in science. Surveys show that across the nation nearly a quarter of all women have been harassed at work. Join Kate Clancy, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, as she discusses her several publications on sexual harassment in the sciences, as well as upcoming work in engineering. During this interactive free broadcast with C&EN senior editors Linda Wang and Andrea Widener of Chemical & Engineering News, Dr. Clancy will also talk about how universities and individuals should address the problem moving forward.


What You Will Learn:

•       What is sexual harassment

•       Why sexual harassment is prevalent in science

•       How to address sexual harassment in your science workplace