Gail Webster

From the WCC Chair

Blog Post created by Gail Webster on Mar 27, 2019

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Welcome to the Spring 2019 ACS-WCC Newsletter!


Just last week, the WCC collaborated with ACS Webinars for the webinar, “Advocating for Yourself: Stop Waiting for Yoda to Advance Your Career”. This webinar, which took place on Thursday March 21st from 2-3pm EDT, featured three panelists: Pushpa Murthy, Dorothy Phillips, and Kathleen Shultz each sharing advice about some of the challenges that may be faced by women and chemists from underrepresented backgrounds. The panelists also discussed approaches used to overcome challenges. We thank everyone who tuned in for the webinar and we will share the website link once the recorded webinar is available online.


During 2019 the WCC is very happy to be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the WCC Eli Lilly Travel Award. Due to the generosity of the Eli Lilly Company since the inception of the award in 1989 over 700 young investigators have been able to travel to their first national meeting to present the results of their work. We will have events at both the Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 ACS National meeting to celebrate this very important milestone.


Women Chemists Committee Breakfast- featuring past winners

Monday, April 1, 7:00 am–9:30 am, Hilton Orlando, Orlando IV


Women Chemists of Color Networking Event- focused on awards

Monday, April 1, 9:30 am–11:30 am, Hilton Orlando, Lake Sheen A


WCC–Eli Lilly Travel Award Poster Session

Tuesday, April 2, 11:00 am–12:00 pm, Hilton Orlando, Orlando III


WCC Eli Lilly Travel Awards 30th Anniversary Symposium

Tuesday, April 2, 1:30 am – 4:25 pm, Orange County Convention Center, Room W330B


WCC ‘Just Cocktails’ in Honor of the 30th Anniversary of WCC Eli Lilly Award

Tuesday, April 2, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Hilton Orlando, Lake Nona A


The national WCC is very interested in strengthening both our communication and our collaboration with local WCC sections. We have been developing a local WCC officer/contact email list. If you would like to be added to this email list, please contact Kim Woznack (


Many people reach out to me and ask how they can become more involved with the work of the WCC.


  • Get involved with your local section, and find out if they have a local WCC.
  • Start a local WCC if none exists or is not active.
  • Reach out to us at national WCC ( if you are interested in any of the following opportunities:
    • Helping us with national meeting programming
    • Helping us with regional meeting programming
    • Helping with one of our advocacy task forces (non-tenure track faculty, awards nominations, sexual harassment prevention/awareness)
    • Helping Highlight the contributions of women (writing newsletter articles, social media or website work)
    • Reading for WCC Awards programs


Wishing you a Happy Spring 2019!


Kim Woznack