- Date: 28th January 2019
- Location: Lucy Cavendish College
CamAWiSE is pleased to announce it’s mentoring programme for a six-month pilot. The scheme aims to connect professionals (from both academia and industry) in the local community in Cambridge and beyond!
The launch and orientation event will take place on Tuesday, 28th January 2019. We are seeking Mentors and Mentees. Applications must be submitted by 10 January 2020.
Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment approach. It supports professional development, providing avenues to learn about different career paths or gain new knowledge and skills.
Submit your application now!
Read further details and how to apply here…
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?
“Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.”
The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring.
On 7th March, women from different walks of life sat around to discuss how to get the best from mentoring as a mentor and a mentee. Natacha Wilson who has an impressive career and acts as a mentor with the Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs and the Cherie Blair foundation for Women led the very enlightening workshop for the evening. Participants discussed a variety of topics such as what successful mentoring looks like, the reasons mentoring may not last and how and when to find mentorship.
- Who should a mentee seek?
- Who should a mentor seek?
- What preparation can be done for mentoring?
- What could happen during the mentoring process?
Read the full article…
The booking for the 3rd Wise-up workshop is now open. Learn how to get the best from mentoring: as a mentor and mentee. Mentoring is a rewarding experience which allows the sharing of knowledge and skills to help individuals gain confidence, develop ideas, fine tune value propositions, get funding or secure a pilot.
Natacha is a Mentor with the Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, an organization which supports women entrepreneurs around the world. The Foundation provides support in business skills, technology, networks and access to capital so that women can build their capability, confidence, and capital necessary to establish and grow their businesses and create employment opportunities. She was a Mentor for the Accelerator Programme at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.
Natacha is a Lecturer and Fellow at the Cambridge Marketing College, Director of a leadership and development programme for CEOs of charities and social enterprises Ella Forums, and until recently, Advisor to Cambridge’s E-Luminate Festival.
The Workshop will be held in the Woodlegh Room at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.
The booking for the 4th WiSE UP workshop ‘Confidence: the ultimate career ingredient‘ is also open. Book for both at a reduced price.
Tuesday 7th March. 8-10pm
Booking is now closed
Book review: Dorothy Hodgkin- A life by Georgina Ferry
Last year Georgina Ferry gave a talk to Cambridge AWiSE. She has written biographies on Dorothy Hodgkin and Max Perutz. I bought a copy of ‘Dorothy Hodgkin- A life’ and really enjoyed it. I lent it to a crystallographer friend rather than writing the review straight away (which is a positive sign in itself). So here is a view of the book that has been mmm, left to mature… As I’ve said before, I quite like to structure blog posts around 9 points:
1. As a book it works really well, avoiding many of the pitfalls of a biography. There is a good balance between Dorothy’s life story and her science. Not too much foreshadowing of the greatness to come, the linear-with-time-format works well, especially as Georgina manages to still bring a twist in the tail.
2. Dorothy’s life is totally fascinating and she comes across as totally likeable but without any saccharine.
3. I did not know she suffered from arthritis. This made me admire her even more as she would have had no recourse to the drugs that us modern -day sufferers have!
So, what can modern day women in science learn?