2001 Session
"Women Engineering Success from the Inside Out"
     (A Lecture & Workshop Series)

Date :  Tuesday November 6, 2001

Venue: 2001 AIChE Annual Conference, Reno, Nevada

Chair:      Stephanie T. Sullivan (AIChE Member, WIC)
     Merck Manufacturing Division
     Merck & Co., Inc.
     4633 Merck Road
     Wilson, NC 27893
     (252) 246-6103

Vice Chair:Dr. Surita Bhatia (AIChE Member, WIC)
          Assistant Professor
          Department of Chemical Engineering
     University of Massachusetts
     Amhest, MA  01003-3110
      (413) 545-0096

Speakers: By Invitation

Sponsors: AIChE Women's Initiatives Committee, Merck Research Laboratories

On Tuesday, November 6, 2001, the Women's Initiatives Committee (WIC) presented a full day of activities. Please attend - starting with the morning lecture and workshop series entitled “Women Engineering Success from the Inside Out” (Session 18006).  This session began with Dr. Carol Muller of MentorNet will be "Opening the 'Black Box' of Mentoring" for us.  Third, Dr. Valerie Young offered her acclaimed workshop "Overcoming the Impostor Syndrome: A Workshop for Women".

At 12 noon, WIC's second annual luncheon was held with guest speaker Peggy Layne, P.E. of the National Academy of Engineering discussing the "NAE Program on Diversity in the Engineering Workforce.”  Afternoon session (18007) duplicated morning presentations so that AIChE Membership has the best opportunity to attend.  Following the afternoon session, the WIC business meeting was held from 5:30 - 7PM which was another great opportunity to learn how to be a part of future WIC achievements including building a WIC presence in Local Sections.

See minutes from the meeting here.