How Can We Retain Mothers in the Academic Pipeline?
For many PhD students and postdocs, starting a family coincides with a period of their careers where they are expected to be highly productive. The challenges of balancing personal life and work expectations leave many women dropping out of the academic pipeline. Recent studies have shown that a supportive relationship with their advisors is critical for the success of Early Career Researchers and can be a decisive factor to retain young mothers in scientific careers. But what does it take to foster a healthy relationship between advisor and mentee.
The role of the advisor // April 9, 11 am – 1:30 pm
Lightening Talks: 11:00am – 12:00pm
· Which resources do we have at UC Davis for Early Career mothers?
Break: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Fishbowl Discussion: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
· When to have the discussion about family planning with your advisor? What can the advisor do to support the needs of parenting PhD students and postdocs? And what does the advisor expect from the mentee?
Register here: leakypipeline.eventbrite.com
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