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CANCELED - Faculty Workshop: The Competence/Confidence Conundrum

April 22, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Women who are highly-skilled often do not express or exhibit confidence in the same manner as their male colleagues, or, if they do exhibit confidence in the same way, it can create cognitive dissonance with some who expect women to behave differently from men. This situation can make women less successful in workplaces where confidence is seen as an indicator of competence.

This active workshop is designed to enable participants to:

▪ Understand the ramifications of gender differences in confidence levels and their impact on career advancement▪ Recognize the skills at which you excel▪ Identify ways to promote your skills in order to get recognition

The workshop leader is Dr. Nancy Wayne, a tenured Professor of Physiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Deputy to the President for Strategic University Partnerships at University of Redlands. A reproductive physiologist and former Principal Investigator of a biomedical research laboratory for over 25 years, her current work focuses on the realm of social sciences, including topics on gender bias and leadership. After earning a B.A. in Biology from Northwestern University, and Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Michigan, she trained as postdoctoral scholar at the University of Virginia.

With more than 25 years of experience teaching and leading workshops, Dr. Nancy Wayne is the founder and president of Women Advancing Together®, an organization which brings practical, goal-oriented, and problem-solving workshops to professionals, students, and administrators to help people overcome barriers in their careers. 

By invitation only. Limited seating: to attend, register here. Lunch will be provided.

Event Sponsor: 
WISE Ventures, Office of Faculty Development, the School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, and the Stanford Faculty Women's Forum
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