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Women's History Month events

The Sandia Women’s Action Network and Sandia Women’s Connection are hosting events all month in celebration of Women’s History Month. The theme this year is “Providing healing, promoting hope.” All events will be virtual, and all staff are invited to attend. Links to register or view the presentations are available on SWAN’s Women’s History Month page.

SWAN Leadership Panel

Wednesday, March 16, 1 p.m. MDT

The SWAN Leadership Panel will emphasize the spirit of lead-from-where-you-are.

Join Laura Biederman, Chris LaFleur, Elizabeth Roll and Associate Labs Director Nancy Davis to hear a variety of perspectives on “Providing healing, promoting hope.”

50 ways to fight bias

Thursday, March 24, 3 p.m. MDT

Discussions will be facilitated using the “Lean In” card decks from

Thriving in stressful environments: Breaking the cycle of burnout

Tuesday, March 29, 1 p.m. MDT

Diversity Cinema

Join us for SWAN’s capstone event in celebration of our monthly theme. Our Inclusion, Diversity, EEO and AA team; SWAN; and Employee Health Services will come together to provide an exceptional panel discussion and TED-style talk on resources and perspective of the book “Burnout” by Emily and Amelia Nagoski.

The book aims to address one of the most relatable experiences when in prolonged stressful situations: emotional exhaustion associated with burnout. Employee Health Services will discuss content from the Thrive Health Action Plan, designed to teach individuals how to cope with stress while still doing meaningful work. SWAN will provide a free book upon request.

Women in research: Mentoring talk

Thursday, March 31, 11 a.m. MDT

The Women in Research series seeks to encourage the professional development of women on the technical ladder. The event will include mentoring talks from successful women researchers with time for Q&A and open discussion. SWAN supports the careers of women in research as they seek advancement, and this session is open to all staff interested in technical advancement. Senior scientist Michelle Griffith will discuss her career path and share success stories.