30 Oct Women in Science Breakfast at NASBR
On Friday morning, we held the second annual Women in Science breakfast at the North American Society of Bat Research meeting. The breakfast was a big hit – we had 87 people show up for breakfast, including 9 men. We discussed 5 challenges that women in science face – Imposter Syndrome, Putting your Best Self Forward, Negotiating for Success, Recognizing Implicit Gender Bias, and Gender Bias in Invitationals and Awards. The discussions at the tables were productive and solution focused. The breakfast brought together women (and men) from all stages of career development to discuss these issues and share ideas and perspectives. We look forward to this being an annual tradition at the NASBR meeting and continuing to bring awareness and support for issues that women in science face.