**Please note changes in time and venue. Registration required**
Dr. Nancy Ryan Gray, President and CEO of the Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) will be visiting Penn on September 13, 2019. Dr. Gray has been in the forefront of efforts to address the challenges that women in STEM face with regard to issues of diversity and inclusion. Her visit is being sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Penn Forum for Women Faculty.
During her visit Dr. Gray will deliver a lecture on her own professional experiences in STEM, entitled “The Keys to Success…Are Somewhere at the Bottom of My Purse” and will lead a workshop event demonstrating the GRC Power Hour, an initiative launched by the GRC in April 2016. The Power Hour is informal and open to all. Its goal is to support the professional growth of all members of the scientific community by providing an open forum that enables discussion and facilitates mentoring. Empowerment of women, despite institutional efforts to promote it, remains a stubbornly pervasive problem within the academic community. The Power Hour, by putting a spotlight on the problem, provides an important step towards building an inclusive, welcoming culture for women in STEM and other disciplines. The Power Hour workshop will be followed by a reception at which Dr. Gray will be available for discussions with members of the Penn community.
The times and locations of these three events for Dr. Gray’s September 13th visit are listed below, and are open to all. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org which of these events you plan to attend.
2:00-3:20pm Lecture by Dr. Gray, ““The Keys to Success…Are Somewhere at the Bottom of My Purse” in the Carolyn Hoff Lynch Seminar Room of the Department of Chemistry. First Floor, Cret Building
3:30-4:40pm A GRC Power Hour workshop led by Dr. Gray in the Carolyn Hoff Lynch Seminar Room of the Department of Chemistry. First Floor, Cret Building
4:45-5:30pm Reception in the Nobel Hall of the Department of Chemistry, Chem’73 Building