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Past Events

September 2019


November 2019

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February 2020


June 2020

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Discussion webinar via zoom

18th June 2020

6:30 - 7.30 pm

After braving through the storm a pandemic has imposed on us, AWIS is excited to host our first virtual discussion webinar “From challenges to achievements during COVID-19”.


Our AWIS board consists of postdocs, industry professionals and professors, and we are hosting a discussion on how to deal with new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.


We would like to hear from you as well as offer tips on how to deal with shifting career progression, how to deal with multitasking one’s personal and professional life under a single roof and how to juggle many zoom meetings.

October 2020

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Interested in knowing how you can transition to your dream job during the pandemic? How to build your profile? How to stand out as an applicant? What do the hiring managers look for? How to network effectively? What are the online tools available?


Panelists for the event:

  • Cynthia Fuhrmann, Asst. Dean of Career and Professional Development, UMass Medical School

  • Sri Narasimhan, Deputy Editor, Cell

  • Danika Khong, Co-founder, Scismic

  • Seemin Ahmed, Research Investigator, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)

December 2020

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Interested to know how to build your resume for the job market? Need tips to crack the interview?


Join us to learn from the expert, Lauren Celano, Founder and CEO of Propel Careers as she will guide you the process in this interactive workshop.

December 10th, 2020, 6.30 pm

Zoom event

November 2021

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Meet a mentor

Join us for an interactive and insightful mentoring event where our speakers from diverse career paths will share their experiences as mentors and mentees.

Amy Gancarz-Kausch, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Psychology at California State University

Ellen Leinfuss, Lead Commercial Officer, Certara Simcyp division

Paromita Gupta, Scientific Operations Lead, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Ranjith Anand, Associate Director, Pig engineering, eGenesis Inc.

Adriana Bankston, Principal Legislative Analyst, University of California Office of Federal Governmental Relations, Washington, DC.

This event is FREE. Please register using the register button to the left

Nov 4th, 2021, 6-7:30pm EST

April 2022

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Dr. Joanne Kamens will share her thoughts on how to respond to bullying in Science. She has been advancing diversity and inclusion for decades. She was the founder of the Boston Chapter of AWIS (Mass AWIS) and currently serves on the AWIS National Board of Directors.

Dr. Kamens served as the Executive Director of Addgene and the Interim Executive Director of the Bentley University Center for Women and Business. She is currently the senior consultant of The Impact Seat and helps organizations to develop and maintain inclusive cultures.

Date and time
Tue, April 5, 2022

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

June 2022


Join us to hear from Trudi Veldman, PhD, Executive Director, Discovery, AbbVie, about her insights on mentorship, career development and research.

An interactive evening with Trudi where we can learn what it takes to be a biologics drug discovery expert leader in biotech and pharma industry!

June 2nd, 2022; 6-7 pm EST

Zoom link upon registration

October 2022


Come for our fall networking event to meet AWIS alumni and former board members!!! We have 3 new board members as well.
When: Thursday 20 October 6:00pm EST.
Where: Redemption Rock Brewing Co. 333 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester MA

April 2023


Join our event to get professional feedback on your resume from AWIS alumni and current board members!!

When: Friday 14 April 6:00pm EST.
Where: Wormtown Brewery, 72 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester MA

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