Category Archives: communication styles

Some more thoughts on networking – my two cents

It’s been five years since I received my PhD and I think I might be starting to enter a new phase in my career. For those of us without the imposed timelines of “K” and “R” awards career staging can … Continue reading

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Discussing obstacles for women in science – when is the right time?

I recently had the pleasure of seeing Ben Barres speak at my institution. His talk about his research on reactive astrocytes (something I knew nothing about) was very intriguing. But what I want to comment on here is the 5-minute … Continue reading

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I told my boss I’m pregnant and it was weird and awesome

I was really nervous about telling my boss I’m pregnant. I have a great boss, and I was pretty sure it was going to be fine, but I still dreaded the moment. First, it’s just a difficult thing to bring … Continue reading

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Advice to young women: don’t laugh

“Girls, if boys say something that’s not funny, you don’t have to laugh.” -Amy Poehler This is some great advice from one of my favorite feminists. I’d like to extend this advice to young women in an academic or professional … Continue reading

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A Sugarcoated Dance of Hostility

Why take a class on conflict? Last week I attended a class through a career development-like center, called “The Nature of Conflict.” The class was taught by a conflict management specialist (I didn’t even know there was such a position) … Continue reading

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