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Women of VISE

Women of VISE (WoV) is a group of women who gather monthly to foster community, discuss translational research, and promote the success of women in the STEM fields.

What is WoV?

WoV provides an opportunity for women to support one another and collectively access the unique challenges we face in our fields as women. WoV will offer monthly gatherings and speakers with an emphasis on building community while connecting with others in science, medicine, and engineering. WoV will also cultivate professional collaborations, networking, and informal mentor-ship with successful women in the field. Through social gatherings, workshops on mental health, and events on navigating work environments, we will promote wellness among members.

Monthly events will include round table talks, coffee talks, industry/alumna/faculty speaker talks, movie screening, career workshops, social events, keynote speakers and outreach.

Schedule of Events

August 24 Kick-Off Reception
September 16 Potluck at Centennial Park
September 21 Coffee talk with Lola Chambless, MD
October 21 Social gathering TBA
October 27 Roundtable discussion (over lunch)
November 3 Movie Screening of Hidden Figures
November 18 Social gathering TBA

Two outreach events with Glencliff High School (TBD)

2017-2018 Planning Team

Shika Chaganti, PhD student, department of electrical engineering and computer science
Srijata Chakravorti, PhD student, electrical engineering
Laura Masson, PhD student, biomedical engineering
Saramati Narasimhan, PhD student, biomedical engineering
Winona Richey, PhD student, biomedical engineering
Jaime Tierney, PhD candidate, biomedical engineering
Kristy Walsh, PhD student, biomedical engineering
Michelle Bukowski, VISE program coordinator

Email michelle.bukowski@vanderbilt.edu for more information.