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Wonder Women in STEM 2021

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Opening Note & Morning Meditation
Meditation is a powerful way to centre ourselves before we kickoff the weekend. Session includes a 10min guided mediation & welcome note.
Prasha Dutra
2021-07-24T09:00:00Z 2021-07-24T10:00:00Z America/New_York Opening+Note+%26+Morning+Meditation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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STEM Doesn't Define Us - Opening Keynote
In this opening keynote the Founder of every POINT ONE, Lorena Soriano, discusses how she is defining STEM after feeling unseen and un-represented in STEM as a child. She came to be a STEMinist later in life and actively works to help science & tech companies create actionable socially responsible practices for the diverse workforce that exists and ensure the products being created are representative of the population that uses them. Bring a pen and paper, iPad, or have thumbs ready to tweet as she shares: Deciding how you want to leave your mark and define STEM Demanding change within your organization Gaining allies & being an advocate (for yourself and others)
Lorena Soriano
2021-07-24T10:00:00Z 2021-07-24T11:00:00Z America/New_York STEM+Doesn%27t+Define+Us+-+Opening+Keynote+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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An Introvert's Guide to Uncovering Your Networking Mojo - Workshop
Being an introvert is not a weakness; it can be a superpower for women in technology in building authentic lifelong connections.
Kruttika Ashtekar
2021-07-24T11:00:00Z 2021-07-24T12:00:00Z America/New_York An+Introvert%27s+Guide+to+Uncovering+Your+Networking+Mojo+-+Workshop https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Meet The Speakers - Networking Opportunity
Join some of the day 1 speakers for a lunch time networking event.
Lorena Soriano Sundas Khalid Raeesa Gupte Aneri Desai Kruttika Ashtekar
2021-07-24T12:00:00Z 2021-07-24T13:00:00Z America/New_York Meet+The+Speakers+-+Networking+Opportunity https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Power of storytelling and how you can tell yours effectively
Storytelling is a powerful tool to embrace and advance your STEM career, in this session learn how you can use this tool effectively
2021-07-24T13:00:00Z 2021-07-24T14:00:00Z America/New_York Power+of+storytelling+and+how+you+can+tell+yours+effectively https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How to overcome imposter syndrome in STEM - A hands-on workshop
Ever felt imposter syndrome, don't feel qualified enough, tired of feeling behind? What if a simple change can help you overcome this?
Prasha Dutra
2021-07-24T15:00:00Z 2021-07-24T16:00:00Z America/New_York How+to+overcome+imposter+syndrome+in+STEM+-+A+hands-on+workshop https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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End of Day Keynote - How to use resilience to create your own path in STEM & beyond
Details Coming Soon
Sundas Khalid
2021-07-24T16:00:00Z 2021-07-24T17:00:00Z America/New_York End+of+Day+Keynote+-+How+to+use+resilience+to+create+your+own+path+in+STEM+%26+beyond+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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After Party HypeDance
Hypedance with Prasha and celebrate day 1!
2021-07-24T17:00:00Z 2021-07-24T17:15:00Z America/New_York After+Party+HypeDance https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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AU/EU Opening Note
Welcome to the AU/EU kick off where we talk about how neither STEM nor a PhD can define us. Learn from an amazing lineup of speakers how they have learned to define both for themselves..
Ritika Saxena Shivalee Duduskar
2021-07-25T00:30:00Z 2021-07-25T01:00:00Z America/New_York AU%2FEU+Opening+Note https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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AU/EU Pursuit of a First-Generation PhD: More than just lucky
First-generation PhD, defined as neither of the student's parents having earned a bachelor's degree - and now, a doctoral degree. This is her story and voice of the hidden challenges beyond the 'normal' struggles of PhD students. A story about empowerment, determination, resilience and perseverance in the scholars community.
Cindy Pham
2021-07-25T01:00:00Z 2021-07-25T01:45:00Z America/New_York AU%2FEU+Pursuit+of+a+First-Generation+PhD%3A+More+than+just+lucky https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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AU/EU From High-School Dropout to Researching Highly Pathogenic Viruses During a Pandemic
Have you ever had a dream of yourself, an ideal, a vision of who you want to be that seemed utterly unobtainable? That was Morgan sitting in her room as a 16-year old, deeply depressed, crippled with anxiety, unable to leave the house. Having dropped out of high school, no friends, any prospect of being academically successful seemed far out of reach. 10 years later, she is living that dream and finally feels proud of who she is becoming, a woman in STEM. In 2020, the year of the pandemic, she started her PhD in Virology and where @virus.vs.labcoat, on Instagram was born and took off! Learn how to build the confidence to be the best version of yourself, including how she overcame her mental health struggles. Find out how to set up a social media page that will go viral!
Morgan Freney
2021-07-25T01:45:00Z 2021-07-25T02:30:00Z America/New_York AU%2FEU+From+High-School+Dropout+to+Researching+Highly+Pathogenic+Viruses+During+a+Pandemic https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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AU/EU There is a place reserved for YOU in STEM
Society has a way of attempting to pigeonhole us into what they think we should do. Everything from how we physically appear right down to the career path they think we should take. This session will discuss breaking down these society expectations of women in science through Dr Mish Maier sharing her own personal experience. She will discuss her non-linear pathway into science, the obstacles she has had to overcome, both personal and professional and how she has achieved a career in medical research, whilst maintaining her individual interests that challenge societal expectations.
Michelle C Maier
2021-07-25T02:30:00Z 2021-07-25T03:15:00Z America/New_York AU%2FEU+There+is+a+place+reserved+for+YOU+in+STEM https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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AU/EU Public Speaking in a New Culture
This workshop will help you understand how to prepare and deliver an engaging talk particularly in a foreign culture. Learn how to build and share your story that captivates your audience.
Ritika Saxena
2021-07-25T03:15:00Z 2021-07-25T04:00:00Z America/New_York AU%2FEU+Public+Speaking+in+a+New+Culture https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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AU/EU Live Science Rap Performance!
In a world first premier, watch Dr. Alyce Mayfosh perform some of her rap song parodies about science. Experience a whole new way of creating hype and support for science, without limiting to the traditional ways of academia.
Alyce Mayfosh
2021-07-25T04:00:00Z 2021-07-25T04:15:00Z America/New_York AU%2FEU+Live+Science+Rap+Performance%21 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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AU/EU Path2PhD: Applying for a PhD 101
Most people determined to pursue a PhD have no idea how to get into the program. This lack of clarity leads to procrastination, self-sabotage and minimal amount of motivation. Providing a solution to this, Shivalee's talk “Path2PhD” will help you find the WHY of your journey. The session will focus on all things PhD applications from knowing the requirements to choosing a supervisor. Learn how Path2PhD can help you lay the foundation of your research journey.
Shivalee Duduskar
2021-07-25T04:15:00Z 2021-07-25T05:00:00Z America/New_York AU%2FEU+Path2PhD%3A+Applying+for+a+PhD+101 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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AU/EU Discovering Beauty under the Microscope
Art and Science are often thought to be incompatible. This session is about how Leonie was able to turn her passion for medicine and art into a growing SciArt community and also a successful business. Learn how she started lamellipodium-art and behind the scenes insights of what has been one of the most exciting years of her life as Leonie started her first pathology residency in Germany. She will also talk about all the different struggles this combination of personal outlets and interests entails: artistic self-doubt, work-life-balance and the task of promoting oneself on social media.
Leonie Schön
2021-07-25T05:00:00Z 2021-07-25T05:45:00Z America/New_York AU%2FEU+Discovering+Beauty+under+the+Microscope https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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AU/EU Understanding, developing and using transferable skills from your PhD.
Do you know what you want to do? Do you want to pursue a career on the subject of your studies? Do you want to leave the sector and do something else? Do you want to create your own interface across sectors? All of that is doable, but no one is teaching you how. When figuring out your first (or next) career step it is very important to keep an open mind, try out things, and invest in developing skills. Not technical skills but transferable skills, skills that are hard to be taught via textbooks, can form part of your unique skill set, and are applicable in every single sector and career pathway.
Eleni Routoula
2021-07-25T05:45:00Z 2021-07-25T06:30:00Z America/New_York AU%2FEU+Understanding%2C+developing+and+using+transferable+skills+from+your+PhD. https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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AU/EU They told me I couldn’t do a PhD, and that’s why I did
Ellie will share her journey through academia while having multiple physical and mental chronic illnesses. Ellie became unwell with oral cysts and masses at the beginning of her PhD and has had to take over a year out of her PhD to focus on her health. Even though she has been through so much, she is still very successful and focused and is looking forward to her future career. Learn how she has been able to manage PhD work while being quite unwell and all the tips and advice that have helped her keep going. She is a big advocate on changing the stereotype on women in STEM and will explain why she thinks this stereotype is changing and prove that anyone can be successful in STEM if they want to be.
Ellie Hurer
2021-07-25T06:30:00Z 2021-07-25T07:15:00Z America/New_York AU%2FEU+They+told+me+I+couldn%E2%80%99t+do+a+PhD%2C+and+that%E2%80%99s+why+I+did https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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AU/EU Closing note with Founder and CEO of Wonder Women in STEM Prasha Dutra!
Meet the founder and CEO of Wonder Women in STEM - Prasha. Together with Shivalee and Ritika, reflect on the learnings from the AU/EU segment and feel empowered to be your authentic self wherever you are in your STEM journey.
Prasha Dutra Ritika Saxena Shivalee Duduskar
2021-07-25T07:15:00Z 2021-07-25T07:45:00Z America/New_York AU%2FEU+Closing+note+with+Founder+and+CEO+of+Wonder+Women+in+STEM+Prasha+Dutra%21 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 2 : Morning Keynote - How Can YOU Define STEM
Learn from Stephanie's amazing journey on how you can define your STEM career and influence the STEM world with your authenticity!
Stephanie Espy
2021-07-25T09:00:00Z 2021-07-25T10:00:00Z America/New_York Day+2+%3A+Morning+Keynote+-+How+Can+YOU+Define+STEM https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Her STEM Success Academy Panel Discussion - How to be successful in STEM
Learn from 5 amazing women in STEM how redefining success helped them achieve their biggest goals in just 12-16 weeks.
Ritika Saxena Prasha Dutra
2021-07-25T10:00:00Z 2021-07-25T11:00:00Z America/New_York Her+STEM+Success+Academy+Panel+Discussion+-+How+to+be+successful+in+STEM+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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STEM Fits You, You Don't Fit STEM
One of the biggest anxieties and fears for women going into STEM careers is that they will not fit in. Well, I am here to tell you that you won’t fit in… but that is kind of the point. You are not supposed to fit into STEM, STEM fits you. People in STEM build our world, and to build a world for everyone, everyone must have a part in building. We strive for confidence, but what does that actually look like? How can you truly bring your full self to STEM and your career, and why is that so incredibly important? You do not just owe it to yourself to be 100% authentic, but you owe it to the world.
Chloe Gharios
2021-07-25T11:00:00Z 2021-07-25T12:00:00Z America/New_York STEM+Fits+You%2C+You+Don%27t+Fit+STEM https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Power of communities & why you need one!
Enjoying the event? Want to get more from this event? Learn exactly how to do that!
Prasha Dutra
2021-07-25T12:00:00Z 2021-07-25T13:00:00Z America/New_York Power+of+communities+%26+why+you+need+one%21 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How to Navigate a Successful Career Transition
Navigating a career change can be stressful and confusing. When making career-related choices, we often stand at the cusp of indecision. We fret over what we should do after we graduate. We hem and haw over a job that does not bring us joy any more. But what if there was a way to make this process more intentional and less confusing? When I was considering a career pivot, I came across frameworks and tools that helped me choose my path with clarity, while staying true to my values. In redefining my career path, I rediscovered myself. In this session, attendees will learn how to: - Identify careers that align with their authentic self - Use objectives and key results (OKRs) during a career transition - Build credibility in a new niche
Raeesa Gupte
2021-07-25T13:00:00Z 2021-07-25T14:00:00Z America/New_York How+to+Navigate+a+Successful+Career+Transition https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Confidence Workshop
The Confidence Workshop is for women who want to build their Confidence Muscle *cue flex emoji* and is excited to learn the tools necessary to believe in herself on a whole new level! This is for women that want to have an even higher sense of self-worth so that she will feel more comfortable doing the crap that scare her- like giving presentations, applying for higher job opportunities, and pressing into difficult conversations! In this session we will be learning, journaling, watching videos, dancing, and sharing vulnerably with the group. Not only will we be going deep with raw, real conversations but we also will be having an absolute BLAST together! Come prepared with a journal, pen, and your badass self! Let's do this!
Janelle Lynnae
2021-07-25T13:00:00Z 2021-07-25T14:00:00Z America/New_York The+Confidence+Workshop https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Conquer Corporate America With Confidence
Tired of rejections during your job search process? All your online applications are going in blackhole? All you need is one interview? It’s about time we shift focus from relying online applications to tapping hidden job market. Want to know strategies to stand out and land interviews for your dream job? I have got your back. See you in my session where I will share my roadmap to conquer your job search as immigrant.
Aneri Desai
2021-07-25T14:00:00Z 2021-07-25T15:00:00Z America/New_York Conquer+Corporate+America+With+Confidence https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Art of Pivoting Within Your Company
Longevity within the same company has become rare in today’s age – but there are a lot of benefits in staying in the same company for a lengthy time, one of them being the easier ability to take pivots and try new things. With experiences ranging from manufacturing and research & development to product management and strategic marketing, Paula will walk you through tactics to consider in planning for career moves within your company. Thinking about your network, learning about different roles, understanding what you bring to the table, and knowing that pivoting decisions are not permanent will all help you make bold moves in your career to achieve more than you had dreamed.
Paula G Todd
2021-07-25T15:00:00Z 2021-07-25T16:00:00Z America/New_York The+Art+of+Pivoting+Within+Your+Company https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Creating Your Uniquely Fulfilling Path in STEM & beyond
Our careers and lives don't have to follow someone else's path anymore, we get to design them for ourselves. Forget about everyone else's expectations of who you should be, do or what your career (or life) trajectory should look like. You get to define your path and mold it around your vision of success - not the other way around. However, it's important to be intentional about it - otherwise people will easily derail you from that path and doubt will creep in on whether you're doing the right thing. Let's talk about how you can do that, being intentional about what success feels like to you and leaving room for your future evolutions. We will also discuss diagonal growth and portfolio career opportunities.
Masha Zvereva
2021-07-25T16:00:00Z 2021-07-25T17:00:00Z America/New_York Creating+Your+Uniquely+Fulfilling+Path+in+STEM+%26+beyond https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwonder-women-in-stem-2021-eda21a91-e82c-42cf-b52f-d6eed8d989a7 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Janelle Lynnae

Confidence Coach For Women in STEM

Shivalee Duduskar

Founder of Path2PhD, Regional Head EU - Wonder Women in STEM

Masha Zvereva

Entrepreneur, Content Creator, Ex-Googler

Leonie Schön

Pathology Resident, Artist

Eleni Routoula

Engineer, Researcher, Communicator

Cindy Pham

Founder of The Scholar Diaries, PhD Student

Ellie Hurer

PhD Student, Health Warrior

Morgan Freney

PhD Student, SciCommer, Mental Health Advocate

Alyce Mayfosh

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Hip Hop and Rap Music Fanatic

Michelle C Maier

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Women in STEM advocate

Ritika Saxena

Founder of Stem Cell Mum, COO & Regional Head AU/NZ - Wonder Women in STEM

Paula G Todd

Global Marketing Leader, IF/THEN Ambassador & STEM Advocate

Kruttika Ashtekar

AVP Bank Of America, Distinguished Toastmaster

Aneri Desai

Immigrant Career Coach, Experienced Project Manager, SuperMom

Chloe Gharios

Civil Engineer, Real Estate Entrepreneur, Women in STEM Advocate

Raeesa Gupte

Neuroscientist Turned Freelance Medical Writer

Sundas Khalid

Award-Winning Data Science & Analytics Leader, Career Consultant

Lorena Soriano

Co-Founder & CEO of every POINT ONE

Stephanie Espy

Author of STEM Gems, Chemical Engineer, Founder of MathSP, and Mom

Prasha Dutra

Founder & CEO, Wonder Women in STEM

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