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CamAWiSE announcement – Dr Jenny Brookman

Dr Jenny Brookman

(24 January 1951 – 10 July 2020)

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our long standing CamAWiSE champion and friend Dr Jenny Brookman. Jenny lost her 18 month battle to cancer on Friday, 10th July 2020.

Jenny’s dedication and proud commitment to CamAWiSE started in 2003. She served as past Chair (2007 – 2011), Treasurer (2003 – 2017) and remained an active part of the CamAWiSE Steering Committee, providing her advice and wisdom until recent times.

She will be fondly remembered by many, current and past members, and beyond the community, and will be sorely missed.

On behalf of CamAWiSE, we offer Jenny’s family and friends our heartfelt condolences and sympathy at this difficult time.

When it is safe to do so, we will make arrangement to celebrate Jenny’s life (date to be set). Please keep an eye on our social media, newsletter and website.

Raheela Rehman and Iratxe Puebla (CamAWiSE Co-Chairs) and CamAWiSE Team.

Science Communication Career Perks – How to Thrive as a Publishing Professional Workshop

Date: 14th July 2020

Time: 6.30-8.00 pm

Online workshop

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Science communication and publishing can be attractive career options for those with training and skills in STEM. Publishing has diversified to cover a broad range of activities, from editorial, production or technology to community engagement, and thus, it offers diverse career options for those looking to take the jump from the bench into publishing, as well as for those with experience in publishing aiming to build and progress their career in that industry.

In this interactive online event, a group of panelists with expertise in different areas of scholarly publishing will share their experience and their tips to successfully navigate a career in science communication.

See the full details here.

Join the conversation at this CamAWISE event on July 14th, 6:30pm onwards, book now!

ALL WELCOME (all genders and non-STEMM).

Book your place as either a Member or Non-member by clicking one of the links below:

Members £8 Non-members £10
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Blog – Productivity, Confidence & Work/ Life Balance, and my ‘Burning Yes’

By Dr Carrie Mowatt

On the 23 June 2020, Olga Degtyareva’s online workshop took the participants through setting boundaries to enable us to achieve our long-term goals and helped think about prioritising our ‘burning yes’.

Little did I know that the universe was going to provide me with a spectacularly unforgettable ‘burning yes’ later that very evening!

Olga set the scene by painting an engaging and relatable picture of the many varied work/ life balance challenges encountered by women at all stages of their careers in STEMM. We touched on the extra challenges and opportunities around remote working and home-schooling during the extraordinary circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read the full blog here…

Productivity, Confidence & Work/Life Balance workshop

Date: 23rd June 2020

Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm

Online workshop


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As scientists we are very busy during our work day, with hundreds of things needed to be done. This makes it difficult to find time to do what’s really important such as writing up our research papers. Often, even when we do sit down to write, we find ourselves getting distracted or discouraged and as the result little writing gets done…

Increasing your confidence and balancing your work life is a way to become more productive! You can get more done in less time, and also feel more in charge of your day and happier in your life. In this webinar Olga is going to share with you the tools and strategies to do it, and provide inspiration for you to implement them in your situation.

ALL WELCOME (all genders and non-STEMM). #INWED20

Read the full details and reserve your place here…

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Blog – Impact and Influence in the workplace (…and beyond)

By Isla Furlong

The May 2020 CamAWiSE event was from Natacha Wilson, founder and director of Cambridge Insights, a company that works with leaders, aspiring leaders and teams to maximise their positive impact on the world. Instead of a face-to-face meeting, she provided an engaging and interactive Zoom webinar and workshop addressing impact and influence in the work place and beyond.

To kick off, attendees were invited to introduce themselves on the chat function and tell everyone what they do and where they work/influence. While we weren’t in the same room physically, this was a great way to feel part of the audience and it was interesting to see the range of backgrounds represented on the call.

Natacha engaged participants to consider:

  • define Influence, Status and Power
  • “spheres of influence” – choosing your level(s) of influence
  • hierarchy – formal or non-formal decision process
  • “Lateral” leadership
  • ….

Read the full blog here…

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