ISACB Women's Leadership Committee

05/15/2018

The newly-formed ISACB WLC convened for our first teleconference in early March. Co-Chairs Cindy St. Hilaire and Joy Lincoln were joined by members Claudia Goettsch, Rebecca Levit, Julie Phillippi, Aggie Simionescu, and Sara Vasconcelos. The overarching goal of this committee is to promote engagement and advancement of females from academia or industry within the ISACB by providing opportunities to enhance career development, scientific networking, and clinical translation of innovative cardiovascular-related discoveries. The ISACB WLC will be a mechanism through which we can disseminate knowledge on how to overcome challenges, illuminate and overcome unconscious biases, and breakdown stereotypes that are specific for a scientist with two X chromosomes. At future symposia we hope to host speakers and round-table discussions specific to the needs of ISACB members. To that end, Joy will be working to create a WLC webpage that will be informational, but we also hope to use it as means to get feedback from the community about event ideas and topics to discuss. Rebecca will be spearheading a demographic analysis of current ISACB members and who has been invited to speak at ISACB events. Sara is starting to compile a list of ideas for future events and invited guests. We welcome any feedback, input or ideas! Our group will be hosting an informal happy hour with the ISACB Mentorship Committee and hope to get your feedback about issues you would like the WLC to address. See you in Bordeaux!


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