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International Conference on Mathematical Biology and

Annual Meeting of The Society for Mathematical Biology,

July 27-30, 2009

University of British Columbia, Vancouver



SI212:30 pm - 3:30 pm, July 28
Organizers Holly Gaff (Old Dominion University)
K. Renee Fister (Murray State University)
Rebecca Segal (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Speaker Ellen Daniell
Author of Every Other Thursday
Title Opportunities for leadership
Abstract This workshop is geared to the development of women faculty in bio-mathematics, to foster both tangible and "intangible" qualities that are the makeup of leaders. Participants will also have the opportunity to share perspectives and lessons learned pertaining to tenure and industrial aspects. The participants will have the opportunity to expand their network of colleagues and peer-mentors. Ellen Daniell, author of Every Other Thursday is scheduled to present insights into her experiences. Participants are encouraged to read the book prior to the workshop. An added benefit will be a discussion on negotiation skills and time for lunch together. Lunch will be provided for up to 40 participants.

For over 30 years, Ellen Daniell, author of Every Other Thursday: Stories and Strategies from Successful Women Scientists has been part of a professional problem-solving group of women (and some men) who have attained extraordinary distinction in various scientific fields. The group meets every other week to help one another with the professional and personal challenges of managing highly competitive careers and fulfilling lives. In her talk, Dr. Daniell will describe how the group works and some specific experiences of its members in the course of their careers. She will share some of the strategies the group has devised for combating the competition, isolation and inequity of academic science. The talk highlights the importance of cooperation and of not going it alone in a competitive world.

This session is sponsored by SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Thanks to their generous support, refreshments will be provided.

12:30 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. Lunch
1:00P.M. - 2:00 P.M. Ellen Daniell's talk, Stories and Strategies from a Professional Problem-Solving Group
2:00 P.M. - 2:10 P.M. Break
2:10 P.M - 2:40 P.M. Small group discussion about leadership issues
2:40 P.M. - 3:15 P.M. Panel Discussion about negotiation skills, organization skills, family management, etc. with Ellen Daniell, Gerda deVries, Zhilan Feng, Renee Fister, Mary Ann Horn and Holly Gaff

LocationWoodward 3