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BLOG – From winter networking to Christmas music under the moon light

by Marloes Tijssen

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The games were great ice breakers!

Yesterday evening we had our winter networking games night. Cathy Sorbara, co-chair, had prepared some games that got us talking and allowed us to get to know each other.

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Welcome, Marloes


Marloes Tijssen

We are pleased to introduce our new Coordinator, Marloes Tijssen. Some of you may have already met Marloes as she was a part of the Steering Group from June 2013 until March 2015.

Marloes holds a PhD in biomedical science and has over 14 years of experience in research, including as a Group Leader at the University of Cambridge. She developed a keen interest in leadership, management, and mental health during her scientific career and now works as an executive coach and leadership trainer. You can find more information on her LinkedIn profile.

As the Coordinator, Marloes supports the Steering Group and its members. Meet her in person at our next event, Winter networking games night, facilitated by Cathy Sorbara on the 11th of December.

If you have any questions about CamAWiSE please feel free to contact Marloes at

BLOG – Get noticed with your CV with Claire Button

by Dr Aurélie Le Feuvre

Another great session continuing the WiSE-UP series, led by Claire Button, on the 20th of November 2018. Claire is the founder of Fusion Biomed, a specialist life science executive search firm with an emphasis on supporting senior women in leadership roles.

In this workshop, targeting a wide audience from people looking for a new role, returning to work or even aiming for a promotion, Claire showed us how to promote ourselves through a CV that should stand out from the rest.

The main advice is “To prepare your CV, be prepared!!”.

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11th of December – Winter networking games night

Please join us at Lucy Cavendish College on the 11th of December between 8 and 10 pm for our last event of the year! An evening of fun and games whilst learning skills like teamwork, communication, and identifying like-minded people. See our events page for more information and booking.

BLOG – Naily Makangu: Driving your career forward

by Donata Iandolo

The workshop led by Naily Makangu on 16th October 2018, led us through a series of questions one should ask him/herself when undertaking changes in ones’ career. The leitmotif has been: How much are you prepared to pay, How much are you prepared to invest in yourself to get the career you want? How much are you prepared to invest to diversify your skill set in order to get to where you want to be?

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