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  • May 11th at 12pm :Introducing the “Know The Line” Program with Jovita Thomas-Williams

Come listen to Jovita Thomas-Williams, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at MGH, present the “Know The Line Program, a multi-faceted program to promote high standards of respect and civility, address and prevent workplace harassment and eradicate inappropriate workplace behaviors. The program will be launched as part of the annual training requirements. In this event, we will hear an overview of the new program, and will provide the community some time to ask questions. Stay tuned for follow up after the official launch, too!.

  • May 20th at 4pm: Book club – Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters.

She ends on a serious note— because the ultimate problem is the silencing of women who have something to say, including those saying things like, “He’s trying to kill me!”

This book features that now-classic essay with six perfect complements, including an examination of the great feminist writer Virginia Woolf’s embrace of mystery, of not knowing, of doubt and ambiguity, a highly original inquiry into marriage equality, and a terrifying survey of the scope of contemporary violence against women.

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of seventeen books about environment, landscape, community, art, politics, hope, and memory, including the updated and reissued Hope in the Dark, three atlases, of San Francisco in 2010, New Orleans in 2013, and New York forthcoming in October; 2014’s Men Explain Things to Me; 2013’s The Faraway Nearby; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at Harper’s and frequent contributor to the Guardian newspaper.

More events to be determined, stay tuned


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  • March 29th from 4-6 pm: Perfectionism and Burnout: Seminar and Workshop

Women in Science will be hosting Maryam Khodadoust PsyD on Monday, March 29th from 4 to 6 pm for a seminar, followed by a workshop, on the effects of perfectionism and burnout in our current work climate. The seminar will be from 4 to 5 pm and will be open to all who are interested. The workshop will take place immediately afterwards from 5 to 6 pm and will require registration to participate. The workshop will be capped at 40 people. The workshop will provide a space for you to take what you learned from the seminar, to collaborate with your fellow attendees to identify and navigate your personal struggles with perfectionism and burnout.

Here are the slides


  • April 30th at 12pm : Panel & Discussion on Health Disparities and Community Engagement for Inclusive Research and Recruitment

We are organizing a panel of speakers around the topic of health disparities, improved inclusion in research studies, and community outreach. We hope this panel will help to educate the research community on how to improve equity in access to and involvement in health research, to work towards better addressing needs of under-represented communities, and to identify ways in which the research community can better contribute best to the communities of the greater Boston area. Our current panelists include team members of MGH’s Community Access, Recruitment and Engagement (CARE) Research Center, Dr. Arun Nagendra of the Mongan Institute at MGH and Dr. Jim Morrill of the Charlestown HealthCare Center.