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An Evening with Dr. Christine Carter

Join us for a delightful evening of dinner, networking, an insightful talk, and go home with a book! Best-selling author and sociologist Christine Carter shares how to increase your ability to get things done and enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard to create. This event is sold out.

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Wednesday, July 12th 2017
5:30pm-8:30pm
UC Berkeley
2063 Valley Life Sciences Building (dinner & networking starting at 5:30pm)
2060 Valley Life Sciences Building (lecture hall starting at 7pm)
Berkeley, CA 94720
This event is sold out.

How to Accomplish More by Doing Less
The East Bay Chapter for the Association for Women in Science is excited to partner with the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center to present this event. Carter will share the latest research on productivity and elite performance. Using surprising science and lively anecdotal evidence, Carter offers a practical game plan for mitigating stress by working with our brain’s innate hard-wiring to increase happiness, balance, and ultimately, success.

She’ll discuss:
• What happens to our brain when we tip into overwhelm
• Why some digital habits make us less productive (even as they make us feel harder working)
• Easy-to-implement strategies to harness the power of your unconscious mind

Event registration includes dinner and a paperback copy of “The Sweet Spot.” Discounted rates for AWIS members and students.

It’s summer at the university, so parking is easy! Berkeley city street parking is free after 6pm. This event is easy to get to from Downtown Berkeley BART. For transportation options, see here.

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AGENDA

5:30-7:00pm Dinner and networking (room 2063 VLSB)
7:00-8:30pm Christine Carter talk (lecture hall 2060 VLSB)

SPEAKER BIO


About Christine Carter, Ph.D.
A sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less (2015) and Raising Happiness (2011). Drawing on the latest scientific research on positivity, productivity, and elite performance, Carter demonstrates a sweet paradox: by doing less we can actually accomplish more.

A sought-after keynote speaker and executive coach, Dr. Carter also writes an award-winning blog, which is frequently syndicated on the HuffingtonPost, PsychologyToday.com, Medium.com, and several other websites.

And if you’re a parent — check out Christine Carter’s parenting videos at the Greater Good Science Center!

Be a mentor!

Biotech Partners (BP), founded in 1993, is an award winning non-profit organization that provides a year long rigorous hands-on academic and job training for populations typically under-represented in the sciences, especially students of color, young women and those from low-income households. Over the past 23 years, BP has placed over 1,200 students from Berkeley High School and Oakland Technical High School into viable summer internships with Bayer Healthcare, Microbiology Quality Assurance, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Libby Labs, Kaiser Hospital of Oakland, Joint BioEnergy Institute to name a few. In 2015, we expanded our Biotech Academy to two additional sites- Antioch High School and South San Francisco High School and this year we joined San Marin High School. We increased our cohort of “Lab Assistants” from 66 to over 100 for 2017 Summer Internship placement.

Our Biotech Academy provides a rigorous year-long approved course of study in the sciences which students master lab skills such as aseptic technique, precise pipetting, gel electrophoresis, PCR, serial dilutions, reagent and agar preparation and accurate data record keeping. Additionally, throughout the academic year, our students receive professional soft skills training in effective communication, time management, workplace etiquette and team work.

Among the possible opportunities to partner with us, BP is currently seeking mentors for our 2017 Summer Internship program. We are looking for local organizations to get involved in a key element of training the future biotech workforce. For more information, please direct inquiries to Carissa Poehnert, Interim Director of Programs, cpoehnert@biotechpartners.org or visit their website: www.biotechpartners.org.

AWIS-NCC Winter Workshop: Leadership by Design

Thanks to all of you who attended our winter workshop! We can’t wait until next year. Thanks to our amazing presenters, Christopher Ireland, Katy Mogal, and Barb Stuckey. The details from the 2017 workshop are below…

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Saturday, April 1st 2017
8:30am-2:00pm
Genentech, Inc
Room B31-1A, 310 DNA Way
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Leadership by Design: Using Design Thinking to transform your Career
Being a woman in science in today’s workforce means you possess characteristics, behaviors, and the mindset that will allow you to become a leader in unpredictable, fast-moving, and value-charged conditions.

We call these leaders “DEOs” — design executive officers — because they are a hybrid of strategic business executive and creative problem-solver. These leaders are not necessarily trained designers or in design positions. They are catalysts for transformation and agents of change. In this workshop, learn not only why this form of leadership is essential to the success of modern organizations, but also what characteristics are common to creative business leaders. Identify these skills in yourself and how to use them to propel your career.

WORKSHOP AGENDA

8:30-9:00 Check in and Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks
9:15-9:45 Intro & Overview of Leadership by Design
9:45-11:00 Positive Passion/GSD, breakout session
11:00-12:00 Social Intelligence/Network Building
12:00-12:45 Networking Lunch
12:45-1:45 Leadership Panel: “Learning from Female Leaders”
1:45-2:00 Closing Remarks


Workshop Leader:
Christopher Ireland

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Christopher Ireland worked for 20 years growing and developing Cheskin, a consultancy focused on product and market design innovation. Under her leadership as CEO, the company expanded into global markets, opened four offices, completed two successful mergers and gained a reputation for top quality performance serving a range of high growth clients including Microsoft, Intel, HP, Motorola, Pepsi and more. Christopher and her partners successfully sold Cheskin late in 2007.

Ms. Ireland has an M.B.A. from the Andersen School of Management (UCLA). She currently teaches graduate design students at California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Continuing Studies students at Stanford University. In 2013, she co-authored Rise of the DEO, (New Riders Press) a book examining contemporary leadership traits. She has lectured extensively on the topics of design, human behavior and corporate leadership.


Leadership Panel

The afternoon panel will be “Learning from Female Leaders” — the panel will be led by Christopher Ireland and feature Barb Stuckey and Katy Mogal.

Leadership Panelist:
Katy Mogal

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Katy Mogal is a UX and Design Research leader with 15+ years experience driving innovation, product and brand strategy through a deep understanding human needs and culture.  She is currently Director of UX Research at Fitbit, where she leads a team of strategists, anthropologists and human factors specialists conducting research to inform the design of new products.  Previously she held positions at Jawbone, Logitech and Cheskin.  She received an MBA from the Wharton School, and studied in the DMBA program at California College of the Arts, and currently co-teaches design courses with Christopher at Stanford Continuing Studies.

Leadership Panelist:
Barb Stuckey
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Barb Stuckey is President & Chief Innovation Officer of Mattson, the countrys most successful food design and development firm. Barb leads the 60 employee-owned company in helping clients identify new business opportunities, formulate the foods and beverages, develop the branding and package design, validate the concepts and products with consumers, and scale them up for commercialization.

Barb is also author of “TASTE: Surprising Stories & Science About Why Food Tastes Good”. She teaches the fundamentals of taste to each incoming class at the San Francisco Cooking School. She sits on the board of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine & Food Science at UC Davis, and she is a regular contributor to Forbes.com, where she writes about the food industry.