Mentoring and Networking Workshop for
Junior Women Faculty in the Big 10
Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI
April 3-5, 2013

With the generous support of:

the Big 10 Deans of Engineering and Industry Sponsors
Michigan State University Rockwell
Northwestern University Boeing
Ohio State University Dow
Purdue University Johnson Controls
University of Illinois
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska
University of Wisconsin

Link to the 2010 workshop web page

The purposes of the workshop are to:
  1. Provide a professional networking opportunity
  2. Cultivate peer collaboration and mentoring relationships
  3. Foster interactions between junior women faculty and senior women faculty role models

Final Report (1.9MB PDF)

Photos from the Workshop

Workshop Attendees

Workshop Schedule

Wednesday, April 3
6:00-8:00pm Orientation for Senior Women (dinner included) Henry
Thursday, April 4
8:00-9:00 Breakfast Grand East
9:00-10:00 Keynote Address: Martha Pollack, Vice-Provost, University of Michigan Henry-Louis
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:15 Faculty Toolboxes
Group A: Management MethodsTaft
Group B: Negotiation StrategiesMcKinley
Group C: Selling YourselfRoosevelt
11:15-noon Faculty Toolboxes
Group B: Management MethodsTaft
Group C: Negotiation StrategiesMcKinley
Group A: Selling YourselfRoosevelt
noon-1:30 Working lunch: ADVANCE best practices (sponsored by University of Michigan Crosby Award) Grand East
1:30-3:00 Critical Friends Taft, McKinley, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Henry, Louis, and Empire
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Industry Panel Grand Central
4:30-6:30 Research networking and poster session Imperial
Poster template (PPT)
Friday, April 5
8:00-9:00 Breakfast Rouge
9:00-10:00 Big Life, Big Stage, Big 10: Panel Discussion Henry-Louis
Senior women share their varied career paths
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-noon Deans Panel Henry-Louis
David Williams, Ohio State University
Michael Bragg, University of Illinois
David Munson, University of Michigan
Steven Crouch, University of Minnesota
Tim Wei, University of Nebraska
noon-1:30 Lunch with the Deans Rouge
1:30-3:00 Critical Friends Taft, McKinley, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Henry, Louis, and Empire
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:15 Faculty Toolboxes
Group C: Management MethodsKennedy
Group A: Negotiation StrategiesMcKinley
Group B: Selling YourselfRoosevelt
4:15-5:00 Breakout sessions
Finding MentorsMcKinley
Dual Careers and Work-Life BalanceRoosevelt
5:00pm Adjourn


Note: The dress code for the workshop is business casual.

For more information on the workshop, please contact one of the organizers:

Ellen Arruda
Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan
Jennifer Bernhard
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois
Naomi Chesler
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
University of Wisconsin
Alison Hubel
Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota
Mary Juhas
Associate Vice President
for Gender Initiatives in STEMM
Ohio State University
Dawn Tilbury
Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan
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