Women Faculty Mentoring Program Events

Picture a Scientist

Watch the Film:

Register and receive an access link to independently view Picture a Scientist (97 minutes, in English, on Vimeo) from Friday, 12 March, through Sunday, 14 March.

Join the Conversation:

Panel & Discussion for Faculty, Staff, and Postdocs
Monday, March 15, noon-1 p.m. CT, online

  • Jo Handelsman, Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and Professor, Plant Pathology (Moderator)
  • Molly Carnes, Co-Director, Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI), Director, UW Center for Women’s Health Research, and Professor, Medicine, Psychiatry, and Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Jerlando Jackson, Director & Chief Research Scientist, Wisconsin Equity & Inclusion Laboratory, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and Chair, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
  • Erika Marin-Spiotta, Professor, Geography
  • Julia Nepper, Postdoctoral Associate, Microbiome Hub (WID)

Panel & Discussion for Students
Monday, March 15, 4-5 p.m. CT, online

UW-Madison students are invited to hear Anne Pringle (Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Botany and Bacteriology, moderator) and student panelists share their perspectives and discuss Picture a Scientist.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison screening is organized by:

  • Annie Bauer, Andrea Dutton, and Brooke Norsted (Geoscience)
  • Judith Burstyn (Chemistry)
  • Morton Ann Gernsbacher (Psychology and Women Faculty Mentoring Program)
  • Gloria Marí-Beffa (Mathematics and College of Letters & Science)
  • Erika Marin-Spiotta (Geography)
  • Jennifer Sheridan (College of Engineering and WISELI)
  • Lindsey Stoddard Cameron (Office of the Secretary of the Faculty and Women Faculty Mentoring Program)
  • Amy Wendt (Electrical & Computer Engineering and Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education)
  • with support of the College of Letters & Science, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, and College of Engineering, and in partnership with Student Advocacy, Office of Graduate Student Professional Development, Office of Postdoctoral Studies, Women Faculty Mentoring Program, and Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute.

Please visit this College of Letters & Science page for more information.


Rethinking Imposter Syndrome

Presented by Dr. Valerie Young
Tuesday, 2 February, 3-4:30 p.m., Zoom

Despite degrees, promotions, tenure, awards, grants and other tangible evidence of their abilities, millions of people around the world, from CEOs to Oscar winners to PhDs, secretly worry they’re not as bright and capable as other people “think” they are. It’s called the Impostor Syndrome. You don’t need to personally identify with this all-too-common form of self-doubt to attend. If you teach, advise, manage, or parent other people, you need to understand the individual and organizational cost of impostor syndrome as well as strategies for addressing it. Join us for an interactive program on impostor syndrome in higher education led by internationally recognized expert and author Valerie Young. A link to this virtual event, held on Zoom, will be sent to registrants a week before the event date.

Note: Graduate student interested in this topic are invited to attend Why Capable Students Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive In Spite of It (Tuesday, 2 February, 11 am – 1 pm CT, Zoom) [register]

Co-sponsors: Graduate School Office of Professional Development, Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI), Office of Postdoctoral Studies
Event partner: Women Faculty Mentoring Program