Professional development workshop aimed at empowering women for successful careers

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Dr. Brenda Wilson presenting at the 3rd Annual Women's Career Institute

MCB faculty and staff presented strategies for success at the recent Women's Career Institute event held on February 24, 2018.

Dr. Brenda Wilson, professor in the Department of Microbiology and associate director in the School of MCB, provided strategies with a few personal anecdotal examples for navigating and thriving in male-dominated fields.

Tina Knox, coordinator of Undergraduate Instruction and Advising in the School of MCB, joined in a panel discussion of personal accounts of decisions leading to different career paths.

Alejandra Stenger, merit director in the School of MCB, joined a panel discussion about strategies for addressing discrimination and harassment in the workplace, and what options are available.

The event included several other excellent speakers; a full list of presenters can be found here Don't miss next year's event. Follow the Women's Resource Center on Twitter: @IllinoisWRC

Posted March 15, 2018.