Work/Life Balance for STEM Women

Yesterday, October 4th, the Susan B. Anthony Institute hosted the first segment of our Failure is Impossible Mentoring Series for the academic year. The event, titled “Work/Life Balance for STEM Women,” featured Joanna Olmsted and Wendi Heinzelman as panel speakers. Olmsted, the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and Heinzelman, Dean of Graduate Studies, talked with a small group of women from STEM-fields at the College of Arts, Science, and Engineering on balancing the realities of family, research, teaching, and other types of life pursuits and interests.

The Failure is Impossible Mentoring Series is one way that SBAI supports the professional and personal growth of untenured faculty, graduate students, and women in STEM fields at the University of Rochester. In the past, the series has been a starting point for other ongoing peer support and mentoring initiatives, including the formation of research and reading groups among faculty.

SBAI is looking forward to hosting the rest of the four-part Failure is Impossible Mentoring Series throughout the academic year, focusing on the topics of grant writing and publishing. The next lunchtime discussion will be November 1st, 2011. It will focus on Publishing for Graduate Students. Email the office at or call 585-275-8318 for more information.

About Kaitlin Legg

Former Program Assistant at the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Rochester.
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