ASFW members are needed to help plan the 2019 Annual Ballam Women’s Symposium. Volunteers would meet monthly as part of the Annual Ballam Women’s Symposium Committee, a great way to build new skills while getting more involved in ASFW. Interested members should contact Shadia Jallaq for more information.
Additional departments, campus host Ally facilitations
The Department of Mathematics, Department of Anesthesiology and Mansfield campus are the most recent Ohio State groups that are participating in the Advocates & Allies for Equity initiative by hosting Ally facilitations and modifying behaviors. The initiative exposes men to ways of creating a more equitable environment at the university.
To engage your department/unit and help create a more inclusive culture at Ohio State, contactThe Women’s Place, to learn more about the simple process of scheduling an Ally facilitation.
Advocate Spotlight: Craighead committed to Advocate role
A highly active Advocate in the Advocates & Allies for Equity initiative, Sam Craighead, manager of Learning Experience for Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE), became an Advocate because he was looking for ways to be more directly involved in inclusion efforts in his day-to-day work.
Craighead acknowledges that discussing male privilege is not always easy, but this is how change happens. “The conversations we have are sometimes difficult or uncomfortable, but I’ve seen ‘aha’ moments in every facilitation I have been part of, and that is encouraging,” Craighead said. “Culture change is slow, the more people participate and acknowledge a need to change, the sooner this ripple turns into a wave.”
Learn more about Sam’s Advocate journey
#MeToo Week events and programs
The Office of University Compliance and Integrity is working with university and community organizations to plan the second annual #MeToo Week for November 26-30. Several events and programs are in the works to promote campus and community dialogue around sexual assault, sexual harassment and gender equity. Watch The Women’s Place website for details.
Black Women Write meeting
Black Women Write (BWW), a collective that aims to provide support, encouragement, and care to Black women writers across the university, will meet November 30, 2018 from noon – 2pm. This group convenes regularly to help Black women advance their careers at the university, encourage the development of relationships across disciplines, and provide a safe venue for critique. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch The Women’s Place website for spring semester meeting dates.
HERS scholarship recipient correction
The Women’s Place incorrectly reported in the September-October newsletter that Kelly Wrighton received a scholarship from The Women’s Place and the president’s office to attend the 2018 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Summer Institute. Whitney Greicius (Vernier), assistant director of IT Services in the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, College of Medicine, was the fourth recipient of a scholarship.
Learn more about Greicius
Enhancing recognition of women staff and faculty
One focus of Ohio State’s President and Provost’s Council on Women(PPCW) is enhancing recognition of women staff and faculty on campus. PPCW encourages members of the university community to nominate qualified applicants, including women and underrepresented individuals, for university awards. Use #WeNominateWomen to raise awareness and encourage others to do the same!
For more information visit:
· PPCW Nomination Tips
· Upcoming call for nominations: Distinguished Service Award through December 1, 2018;Distinguished Diversity Enhancement and Distinguished Staff Awards nominations, accepted December 3, 2018 – January 18, 2019.
Questions? Contact: Amy Lahmers, PPCW Chair.
Strategies for interrupting Imposter Syndrome
The Women’s Place and partners hosted an interactive presentation on impostor syndrome in higher education led by internationally recognized expert and author Dr. Valerie Young this past October. The dynamic, well-attended session was packed full of practical strategies for interrupting impostor syndrome on campus such as:
“The solution is not to wait until you no longer feel afraid, insecure, anxious, inadequate or undeserving. The solution is to change your thoughts and behaviors first, and let your feelings catch up later.”
– Dr. Valerie Young
New preferred last name feature
The Office of the Chief Information Officer has launched a new “preferred last name” feature that will allow students, staff and faculty to maintain and display a preferred last name in several university systems (Carmen, email, my.osu.edu). Those who choose to use this feature may prefer to be known by a different or shorter last name for professional and cultural reasons.
The preferred last name feature accommodates employees and students who have/use multiple surnames, after marriage to maintain a consistent professional identity, for example. Legal names will continue to be used on all official academic and financial documentation (transcripts, Statement of Account, Buck ID, diploma, payroll, etc.).
Are you interested in the advancement of women at Ohio State? Would you like to make a positive impact on the working environment for staff and faculty women? A three-year President and Provost’s Council on Women term offers an exciting opportunity to work with dynamic people from across the university. Nominations from all faculty and staff are encouraged. The deadline is Friday, December 7, 2018.
Call for Chapter Volunteers
The Columbus Chapter Steering Committee is looking to build out its 2019 Chapter Steering Committee (CSC). There are a number of opportunities for you to become involved in the leadership and support of the Columbus Chapter. If you are interested in learning more, please complete this survey. We will be compiling these results and will be contacting you regarding opportunities in the coming weeks.
Please contact Deepa Kellar if you have any questions.
WELD December Emerging Professionals' Series
Sally GriffithsThe Power of Appreciation and Love
Meet 2018 Woman WELDing the Way®, Sally Cleary Griffiths, engineer, writer, mentor, community leader, and recently retired Manager of IT Production Services at Battelle! Join WELD for our December program where Sally uses the 5 languages of appreciation/love at work/home to bring harmony to her work and world.
In our discussion, we will talk about how you can customize appreciation in the workplace to motivate staff, managers, and coworkers so they will want to come to work and contribute with their best efforts. Also learn how to speak your loved ones' love languages to keep those relationships alive and well. Think about how much you and others can achieve if you are happy and your home and work lives are working in harmony!
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
7:30am - 8:00am
8:00am - 9:00am
There is no "I" in Customer ObsessedMeet 2018 Woman WELDing the Way®, Danielle Virant, Division Vice President, Commercial Services, Abbott Nutrition. Join WELD for our November Emerging Professionals’ Series featuring Danielle. It is not digital technology that is disrupting business these days, it is the expectations of our customers. Organizations that are centered around putting the customer first, or being Customer Obsessed, will grow faster than their competitors.
Click here for the event flyer.
Member: $25 ($30 after 11/2/18)
Non-Member: $35 ($40 after 11/2/18)
No refunds or credits after 11/2/18.
Online registration closes at midnight on November 9th! After registration closes, those wishing to attend the event must register and pay at the door. Late fees will apply and only a limited number of “walk ins” can be accommodated. Contact Mindy Koenig at email@example.com for questions or additional information.
Register at www.weldusa.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1161150&group=192500
Presented by the Women's Place
Catalyzing Change in OSU Culture and Policy
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Noon - 1:30 pm
At the Kirwan Institute, located at 33 W. 11th Avenue, just behind the High Street Panera Bread and across from the Gateway.
Admission is free.
Professional development, career mobility
The Women’s Place is accepting applications for Critical Difference for Women Professional Development and Women of Color Advancement Grants. Women staff and faculty who have been continuously employed at Ohio State for at least one year; full-time undergraduate students at the sophomore level and above; and full-time graduate/professional students are eligible to apply. Grants of up to $1,000 can be used for professional development activities, travel, research, etc. Significant financial need is a key consideration. Applications are due Monday (10/15) and available online.
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