Stand Up and Stand Out: Positive Self-Presentation Strategies for Career Success

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Washington 1 (Marriott Wardman Park)
This workshop is designed to help graduate students, postdocs, and faculty understand the influence of gender, work culture, and psychology on career advancement; recognize common forms of self-sabotage; learn to silence self-criticism and increase positive self-talk; and learn positive and innovative approaches to self-presentation and communication in gendered environments. Women in particular tend to be less integrated into male-dominated academic departments and face additional challenges with impression management and persuasive communication. Workshop attendees will participate in part of a resilience-building program that offers strategies for thriving in competitive and often “chilly” science and engineering programs.
Bianca L. Bernstein, Arizona State University
Mercedes Anderson, Arizona State University and Kerrie Wilkins, Arizona State University