Women in Medicine and Science Forum to Discuss Bullying, Harassment

The Schools of the Health Sciences’ Office of Academic Career Development will host the  annual Women in Medicine and Science Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the University Club. This year’s theme is “Climate, Culture and Conflict in Academia” and will explore recognition of the intersection of bullying and harassment.

The event will begin with individual career consultations, at which participants can meet in 15-minute sessions with faculty members from across the campus to review CVs, request referrals or simply talk with someone about career aspirations.

Read more about last year’s forum, which was themed “Building Career Success and Satisfaction.” 

Additional forum sessions led by Pitt faculty and staff include:

“Gender (In)equality and Women in STEM: The Promise and Limit of Discrimination Law,” by Deborah Brake, associate dean for research and faculty development, John E. Murray Faculty Scholar and professor at Pitt Law.

“Navigating Gendered Institutions: How Gender Affects Careers Both Within and Outside Academia,” by Kristin Kanthak, associate professor of political science at the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

“Bystander Interventions for the Academic Workplace,” by Katie Pope, associate vice chancellor for civil rights and Title IX, and Carrie Benson, Title IX specialist, in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Read more about the agenda at the event page and register online to attend the forum. The deadline to register for individual career consultations is Wednesday, Nov. 6; general registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 15. Registration is open to all faculty and staff regardless of gender.