I’ve been involved in many different Women in Science projects and societies over the years, but one program from Women in Bio, Seattle* has really caught my attention: How to Dress for a Career in Science.
The life of a scientist is a complex and varied one, and finding an appropriate way to dress can sometimes be difficult! Something that is suitable for the lab might not be flexible enough to also walk into a stakeholder meeting. So how do you strike the right balance?
It’s a question I’ve actually asked myself many mornings. During my PhD days, there was a level of professionalism that was expected, especially as many days saw me meeting with industrial collaborators and supervisors in the morning and conducting experiments in the afternoon. Many of the other awesome women in STEM I follow on twitter/ instagram have also addressed this issue in one way or another too, so it was refreshing to see a society taking the issue on in a fun and engaging way!
Next week, Women in Bio, Seattle will host evening focusing on creating a wardrobe that reflects the flexibility and practicality needed for long days at the bench and conference table. The event is happening Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. -8:05 p.m. PST, and you can register to attend here.
Alongside this being a great chance to enhance your work attire, it’s also a great opportunity to get to know others working in the biology fields here in Seattle, and really grow your network in an engaging and non-intimidating environment!
Hoping to see you there!
*full disclosure here, I’m now on the WIB, Seattle programs committee! (yippee)