by Eugenia Narh
The Women Chemists of Color (WCoC) Networking Event took place on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. There were six tables with various topics that attendees could choose to join depending on their interest. The topics were Career Development, Grant Writing, Mentor/Mentee Relationships, Being more assertive in negotiations and how to say no, Managing my Career - how do I get to the next step/promotion? and I'm a PH.D. - What do I do now? There were approximately fifty attendees from various backgrounds including undergraduate and graduate students, young and experienced professionals from many cultures. After simultaneous discussions at the tables, each group had the opportunity to share their discussion points with the rest of the audience. This was followed by Q&A and networking among the attendees.
For the Fall 2018 meeting, the program will take place on Monday, August 20, 2018 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Commonwealth room. This event will consist of a panel discussion for the first hour, then an open networking session in the second hour among the panelists and attendees. The discussion topic is “How to balance career and family” and the panelists include professional women with diverse backgrounds who will share their experience and advice on pursuing a successful career and balancing relationships, motherhood, caring for aging parents and loved ones and other related topics.