This one is SUPER exciting! I'll be speaking at IMU Malaysia's "7 Day Dose of Webicine" initiative. They are brining speakers and activists from around the world to discuss global issues for their students. I'll be speaking at an event called "Black Lives Matter or All Lives Matter: Decoding the Mystery of Hatred Between People with Different Colors". I'm so excited to be talking about my experiences with the BLM movement and all of the reasons I support it so strongly. It is such an honor to be speaking for them, and it's quite humbling that they picked me out of all of the possibilities for speakers. I cannot wait! I'm putting some of the info below, and I'm looking into whether you all can attend. It may be a closed event, but I'm hoping to be able to invite you guys!
Institution: IMU Malaysia
Event: IMU Chariofare, 7 Day Dose of Webicine
The Scrunchie Project and I are teaming up to hold a workshop on Women in the Workforce! We're featuring two speakers, Anita Advaney and Kaumudi Mahajan, who will talk about their experiences as women in STEM fields and women in the workforce at large. They also bring different perspectives due to difference in age and experience! We will also learn about the different types of gender bias, and there will be time to ask plenty of questions. I can't wait to see you all there!
Details: Zoom, September 27, 2020 at 6PM EST
Length: About 1.5 hours
Here's the signup link: SIGN UP
I haven't had the chance to recap the Students and Covid conference yet, so even though it feels like forever ago, here are some snapshots!
We had over 40 participants from around the world, and we talked about the importance of social distancing as well as ways to continue making a difference from home. I had a great time presenting and answering questions and I hope all the attendees learned something valuable.
The Scrunchie Project and LeadHERship are super excited to bring to you all another informative webinar, this time discussing women in leadership as well as gender bias in the workforce!
The event will be taking place on Sunday, August 27th at 7PM EST, and will include an informative presentation as well as several female leaders of various age groups who will share tips! The zoom link will be sent out prior to the day of the event through email.
About THE SCRUNCHIE PROJECT:
The Scrunchie Project is a passion fueled endeavor hoping to spread awareness of the importance of female empowerment. Blessed with the access to quality education and opportunities, our team wishes to provide the same to girls in our community and others who might not be as fortunate. Symbolizing strong bonds, scrunchies are a way for girls of all ages to tie their hair back and dive right into a future of endless possibilities, as we aim to connect, support, and empower through fostering a community, raising funds and providing educational resources.
MORE INFO + FLYERS COMING SOON! In the meantime, sign up HERE!
We had a wonderful time listening to and discussing with Dr. Naama Barnea-Goraly last night (8/26). At the event, we heard about Dr. Naama's childhood, education in Israel, experience at medical school, Stanford research, journey in academia, how she decided to found her startup (Girltelligence), and advice for young women and aspiring STEMinists! Then we had a chance to ask questions and discuss. I recorded the event, so feel free to shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask for access. Some of my main takeaways were that yes, I will eventually be doubted or overlooked as a woman, but there are many ways to get around it, and that supporting other women along with yourself is extremely important.
Some feedback included: "The talk was both extremely engaging and very informative!" and "I can't wait for the next Her Journey in STEM workshop!"
See below for some screenshots of my favorite slides.
This is our first episode in our collaborative series "Speaking Of..." and we're so excited it's out today! You can watch on Instagram @leadhershipconference or @whaf.atl on our IGTV!
No clips are ours. Script written by Neha Saggi and Pooja Kandikuppa, clips compiled by Mimi Su, and video edited by Shivaani Komanduri!
Here are some highlights from the video!
While I'm posting about upcoming events, I thought that another relevant one would be an upcoming series in partnership with Queens in Code. We'll host 3 speakers and they'll hold workshops about their experiences in STEM fields as women.
Our first speaker is officially Dr. Naama Barnea-Goraly, who will be speaking on August 24th, and more details are coming soon! HERE is the link to sign up!
Here is Dr. Naama's bio:
Naama Barnea-Goraly M.D. is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and a former Stanford brain researcher. Her research, on brain structure in disorders affecting social cognition was published extensively in leading psychiatric and neuroscience journals, and presented in international conferences.
In the course of her work, she became interested in gender differences in social cognition, and the importance of supportive authentic communities, especially for girls and women. This led her out of the lab and into the real world to found “Girltelligence”, a girl empowerment app for teen girls and young women to find a supportive community, advise, support, and inspire each other.
We hope to see you there!
Count Me In was kind enough to invite me to hold a FREE workshop for them!
This event is over a month away, but I decided to make the signup available well in advance! In a discussion-based Zoom call, I'll hold a workshop and talk about ways to overcome common instances of gender bias and bolster your confidence, as well as some advice about my own experiences!
September 13, 2020 at 1PM Central Time
Sign up HERE. It's a one-time event so you'll have to go to the correct calendar date and hit "Select Time!"
Hope to see lots of you there!!
Here is the graphic they made:
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: STUDENT AIM AND CURIOUS CASE OF COVID
In an effort to assist students transitioning back to school in such an uncertain time, this event will include information and advice for high school students returning to school.
Topics we will include:
- Tips for getting the most out of online learning
- Safety precautions that are necessary in and out of school
- Tips for continuing your passions from home
- Online opportunities/internships for students
Zoom Session, 11AM EST Saturday August 16
Signup Link: HERE
I'm so happy to announce that our collaborative conference this past Saturday 8/1 was a huge success! After so many hours of coordinating on my part, it was so wonderful to see how great it all turned out. With almost 60 attendee signups and 33 panelists, we all learned SO MUCH and many new relationships were made!
Here are some reviews from conference participants!
"This was extremely helpful! The 'Using Virtual Platforms' panel was rlly well prepared and organized :)" - Julia
"Thanks for al the advice that was given! I took notes!" - Maddi
"I loved this entire conference! I learned so many different perspectives and challenges/empowerment that all teen-led organizations have faced. Thank you all for hosting this! :)"
"My favorite (panel) I attended was the "Building a Team" panel, but the Open House was super helpful too! I loved seeing all the different organizations and hearing about their projects!" -Caitlin
Here are some snapshots from the event.
Here's me with the lovely co-founders of The Covid NineTEEN Project right before opening the waiting room for Opening Ceremonies!
Here's a screenshot from right before we opened the waiting room for our Women in Leadership Panel!
Here's a snapshot from a run-through of the Using Virtual Events panel in a break period before we opened it up!