The 2019 Mentorship Program Kickoff was held on January 23rd. About 45 mentors and mentees participated in networking bingo and "speed networking" discussion circles. We were so excited and overwhelmed by the number of people interested in the program and we can't wait to see the impact it has! A big thank you to our event sponsor Bayer CropScience for allowing us to use their site for this awesome event.
We are very excited to share with you something that the board has been working on for months! We are offering two $500 scholarships for deserving students in the Los Rios Community College District for Fall of 2019! Along with the scholarship, the students will also receive a free year of membership to AWIS and will get to attend our annual awards banquet and be recognized at the event. For more information or to apply for the scholarship you can visit the Los Rios website.
Back by popular demand for 2019! Are you interested in being a mentor or mentee? Our program is a low time committment (2-3 hrs per month for 3 months) with the potential for a very high impact. More specific details will be available soon. The kick-off event will be held on January 23rd at Bayer CropScience in Woodland. Check out our flyer below and be sure to apply through our Mentorship Program page on the website!
The newest endeavor kick started by the svAWIS group is a Lean In circle known as The STEM Cell. The group began after many ladies at the seminar hosted this spring expressed interest in forming our own circle. The kick off meeting was held at the end of June and focused on getting to know all the members, talking about our goals and desires for joining lean in, and deciding on which of the many topics available our circle should work on first. The first topic sessions were held at the end of July and focused on Taming Adrenaline (aka How to overcome anxiety surrounding public speaking). At this meeting, members discussed their trials and tribulations with public speaking, watched a couple informative videos discussing on-the-spot remedies and how to create a history of success with speaking, and had a chance to practice thinking and speaking on their toes.
We recently held our inaugural annual SacValley AWIS Open House event, which featured silent auctions, raffles, and informal networking. Thank you to everyone who participated in, or donated to, our very successful Open House event! We raised around $1,600 for the chapter, which will be put to good use in the coming year. A very special thank you to Marrone Bio Innovations in Davis, CA, for hosting our event!
Students and professionals alike learned about life at large and small companies and networked at our recent event Careers in the Biotech Industry. We had a great time hearing from our keynote speaker Cate Dyer, panelist speakers, and representatives of local biotech companies. A big THANK YOU to ALL of our speakers as well as our co-host, Marrone Bio Innovations!
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