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Forum Panels

Monday, June 9, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Change Leader Panel:

Does Gender Equity Make a Difference in Stemming the Tide? A Comparative Analysis of Female and Male Engineers' Intentions to Leave
Nadya A Fouad, Romila Singh
The authors will be presenting the results of a national survey of male engineers that complements the national survey of women engineers they conducted (Stemming the Tide, 2012).  They will present key findings on differences between men and women engineers and the implications for creating gender equitable climates in engineering organizations.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Policies for Leveling the Playing Field
Canan Bilen-Green, Karen Froelich, Susan Carlson, Sandra Hollbrook
In this session, we will share policies developed and implemented at NSF ADVANCE institutions designed to create equal opportunity and level the playing field, especially for women faculty.  The session will describe both the process and outcomes of specific policy change initiatives.

Beyond “Fixing” the Women: Using Lessons Learned from ENGAGE ( to Discuss the Four Frames and Implications for the Future of WIE Programs
Susan Metz, Pat Campbell, Beth Holloway
Working across the four WEPAN Forum Frames, ENGAGE provides lessons learned about what does and doesn’t work within the frames and why it is so difficult to move beyond “Equip the Women”.  The panel involves participants in discussions on implications for the future and the ability of WIE programs to move beyond  “fixing” the women.   
Corporate Service Corps Creating an ‘Inclusion for Everyone’ Environment

Dan Gateno, Jessica Eidem
This session will feature two IBM employees who will share their experiences and explain the importance of global volunteerism and its impact on inclusion, at a global scale, in the workplace.   Since the program’s launch in 2008, it has sent over 1,600 participants from over 50 countries and have served many communities across many different countries.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.:

NSF ADVANCE Programs: Leveling the Playing Field for Women Faculty
Peggy Layne, Jenna Carpenter, Autumn Reed, Marci Levine
Four NSF ADVANCE grantee universities will describe initiatives to level the playing field for women faculty, including increased transparency of policies and procedures, support for interdisciplinary research, implementation of work/life balance policies, and educating university leaders about equity and inclusion, and lead a discussion about ways to adapt and implement similar initiatives at other institutions.   

ADVANCE Approaches to Changing Academic Culture: Educating Allies About Implicit Bias
Jennifer Sheridan, Canan Bilen-Green, Gretal Leibnitz
In this session, we discuss three approaches developed by NSF ADVANCE institutions towards changing the culture of academic science and engineering towards underrepresented persons.  These approaches rely on the use of “implicit bias” as a frame for changing culture.  The session will include fun exercises, short presentations, and engaging discussion.   

Conversations on Leadership-- Lessons from ELATE at Drexel

Diane Magrane,Keri Hornbuckle, Diana Marculescu, Janice Naegele
Alumnae of ELATE at Drexel will explore the challenges and opportunities of academic leadership through stories of how their leadership roles have been shaped.   Audience members will then be invited to join into this Conversation on Leadership to explore how program experiences and on-the-job reflections strengthen leadership abilities.


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