Please join us for our April Professional Development Meeting with guest speaker Kate Van Dellen who will speak about “Confronting Workplace Sexism.”
Dealing with workplace sexism is difficult. It’s hard to call out your manager for always asking you to take notes or hearing your suggestion repeated and accepted just because it came from someone else. This interactive session will share stories of actual recent workplace sexism and will give participants the tools to confidently confront it. We will also address the power male allies have in ending workplace sexism. The only way to change the workplace for the next generation of female engineers is to do something now.
Kate Van Dellen’s background is in Aerospace Engineering and she has worked on missile defense, cargo aircraft, business jets, helicopters, and unmanned aviation. In September 2015, she started her own company, New Trees, to provide supplemental education in math and science. She was the FY14 SWE Society Membership Committee Chair and was recently awarded the SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post and was recently featured as an author in VIDA literary magazine.
Some other items that may interest you:
- Dallas SWE needs YOU to help lead our organization! Don’t forget, the deadline for FY17 Leadership Position nominations is April 8, 2016.
- The deadline for the Dallas SWE Certificates & Scholarship programs is April 15! Don’t miss out on recognizing our local students for recognition!
- Intel is hosting an event in their 2016 Professional Development & Career Series in their Plano offices on Saturday, April 23. Check out more information about this event and plan to join us!
- April 30 Social and Collegiate Brunch: Join us the last Saturday in April as we celebrate graduating seniors from local universities!