Watch the Women’s Initiative Seminar
Our mission is to develop an initiative tailored to help guide members through the challenges faced by women in science. The program’s intent is to promote professional advancement through raising awareness of unconscious bias, providing strategies members can implement to increase professional confidence, be empowered to overcome challenges, and be guided towards creating equality in the field of cardiovascular science. The program is open to all, including ECI, MCI, men and gender diverse individuals.
Melissa Brodrick, M.Ed.
Director and Ombuds, Harvard Ombuds Office, Harvard University
Effective Negotiation Skills for the Workplace
Women’s Initiative Events at ISHR-NAS Madison 2023
The Women’s Initiative hosted fun and interactive events at the ISHR-NAS meeting in Madison in June 2023. We held a lively, packed breakfast event with a panel discussion on the importance of self-advocacy, mentorship and sponsorship at all career levels. Issues raised included a current void of coaching for early career investigators and how to be a good mentor, run a lab and negotiate for optimal professional opportunities.
The Madison meeting saw the launch of the ISHR mentorship scheme, with esteemed volunteer mid- career and established scientists making themselves available to trainees for career questions, concerns and advice. The full list of mentors can be found below.
The meeting closed with a stunning sunset boat and dinner cruise on beautiful lake Mendota. Please join us for more networking, advocacy, and support-filled events in Los Angeles in 2024!