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Winter networking 2016

Speed networking, stories of real-life professional women and mince pies. That could be a recap of the 2016 winter networking, but it was so much more.

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Mince pies

During the speed networking, the room was filled with energy as attendees changed partner every five minutes. This allowed everybody to make more contacts and to hone their networking skills.

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End of a five minutes segment.

After the networking, several members of the steering group talked about their professional careers. Although they all had different paths they all stressed the importance of doing what you enjoy and not what you are supposed to do

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Julia Bardos

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Anne Clarke

For all of them, CamAWiSE was very important in different stages of their career as a friendly and supportive group. Indeed, CamAWiSE is a good place to connect with professional women who share similar experiences, gain skills and increase your confidence.

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Penny Coggill

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Claire Lucas

We also had an impromptu speaker: Lucy Bennett, an engineering student who brought out the importance of having female role models for students like her.

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Lucy Bennett

Thank you very much to all the speakers for sharing their experiences with us.

What next for your career in science

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) and CamAWiSE held their 10th annual event ‘What next for your career in science’ on 30th June.

Hayley Sharpe, a Principal Investigator at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR), Burcu Babaoglan Fiehler, Clinical Trials Coordinator at the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit (CCTU) and Ryan Fiehler, Senior Scientist at F-star Biotechnology Ltd were the speakers this year.

Every year this networking event brings together early career researchers from Cambridge looking to learn more about different career paths in and beyond academia. This year the speakers focused on the key transition points that led them to their current positions.

After the talks, there was an active panel discussion and a networking session.

You can read more about this event in the LMB blog

Peer Mentoring Workshop and CamAWiSE AGM

After the success of last year’s format, we will again feature a workshop on peer mentoring at the Cambridge AWiSE AGM on Tuesday 21st February.

Peer mentoring is the idea of providing mentoring in a group of peers. In such a group everyone mentors each other. It works on the assumption that we all gain different experiences and in a group of committed and intelligent women there will be useful experiences relating to your current situation.

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