Women in Science - Negotiating a Successful Academic Career


Thursday, September 22, 2011, 3-6 pm
Segal Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is pleased to present Women in Science: Negotiating a Successful Academic Career, a workshop aimed towards senior doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty (everybody welcome irrespective of gender!)

"For every dollar earned by a man in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) a woman earns 14% less." (US Dept. of Commerce). Research suggests that women are less likely to initiate negotiation than men and this may account for some of the differential in salaries and other areas (e.g. start-up packages). These issues along with potential corrective strategies will be discussed.

The event is free, but due to limited seating, all attendees must register HERE


Opening Remarks:

Gillian Small,
CUNY Vice Chancellor for Research

Keynote Science Talk: “Micro and Nanotechnology to Study Cell Migration in the Brain”

Maribel Vazquez, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at City College

Panel Discussion: "Perspectives on the Negotiating Process"

The panel includes:

Dongming Cai, CUNY doctoral alumna and Assistant Professor of Neurology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine;

Pam Silverblatt, CUNY Vice Chancellor for Labor Relations;

Mary (Molly) Kern, Associate Professor of Management and Program Coordinator, PhD Program in Business, Baruch College

Ruth Stark, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Acting Dean of Science, City College

Moderated by Vice Chancellor Small

Questions from the audience.  


For more information on the speaker and panelists please click HERE