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How can we empower women scientists? This International Women’s Day, March 8th, join us in Sacramento with local women in science for a brainstorm on this very question.

CapSciComm Networking Social + #WomenInScience Brainstorm
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kupros Craft House (Upstairs)
1217 21st Street, Sacramento, California

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In the spirit of the “Pint Nights” being held around the U.S. on International Women’s Day — as promoted by the national 500 Women Scientists movement — Capital Science Communicators is proud to host this special networking social.

Tonight’s event is co-organized by Professor Eliza Bliss-Moreau of UC Davis, Professor Laura Rademacher of University of the Pacific, and Professor Tessa Hill of UC Davis, who are engaged with their local “pods” of the national @500WomenSci movement.

Our goal for the evening is to foster conversations on the roles of communication and networking for women in science, so as to assist these local leaders in nurturing a new regional network for women in science. We envision at least three breakout groups of discussion, for folks to freely move about and sample conversations, or stay longer for deep dives:

  1. Identity and Intersectionality: What are race, gender, culture, disability, and access issues facing women in science, and what are existing conversations, resources, and networks that local women in science can leverage? What are gaps in community and services for women in science in the Sacramento region?
  2. Policy versus Advocacy: How does policy advice differ from advocacy? What are existing conversations, resources, and networks that local women in science can access? What are gaps in community and services for women in science in the Sacramento region?
  3. Work/Life Management: How can we raise awareness on work/life issues facing women professionals in the sciences and academia, from the day-to-day to career planning? What are existing conversations, resources, and networks that local women in science can access? What are gaps in community and services for women in science in the Sacramento region?

In the latter half of our evening, we’ll reconvene and report back with our notes and ideas on strategy and community building. We hope everyone leaves this evening of networking and brainstorming with a sense of energy, creativity, and hope — and with at least one new connection to follow up for future conversations and collaborations!

So come grab a pint with us on International Women’s Day. Whether you identify as a woman or as a scientist, come meet up with other allies in support of women in science. Let’s talk issues, resources, and tools for communication and community building — and let’s help nurture women in our regional network.

Please RSVP to help us plan. See you on March 8th in Sacramento!

— The CapSciComm Board

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