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Receptions and Symposia

WISMAC has sponsored receptions and symposia on a variety of topics. Since 2004, these events have focused on career development

Annual Fall Female Faculty Reception

October 2014

The fall reception for Women in Science and Medicine was held at the A.W. Harris Faculty and Alumni Center. The theme of the reception was “Why Mentoring Matters.” Helen Yin, Ph.D., Associate Dean for the Office of Women’s Careers, provided a presentation entitled “Why Mentoring Matters.” Keynote speaker Kathleen Gibson, President and CEO of the Southwestern Medical Foundation, provided her insights on mentoring in the corporate world. The reception also included two speed mentoring sessions, which allowed clinicians and basic scientists to ask selected faculty “mentors” various questions associated with the mentoring process.

October 2013

A reception for female faculty was held at the A.W. Harris Faculty and Alumni Center on South Campus. Nina G. Vaca, founder and CEO of Pinnacle Technical Resources, was the featured speaker for this event co-sponsored by WISMAC and the Office of Women's Careers.


In March 2014, WISMAC joined Science Teacher Access to Resources at Southwestern (STARS) for a daylong Saturday presentation of information and workshops on careers in science and medicine. The audience consisted of junior and high school teachers along with their selected female students. Student representatives of WISMAC took the lead roles in this annual event.