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Career Center to Host Annual “Not All SHEroes Wear Capes” on March 25

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SheroesThe Career Center is hosting its annual “Not All SHEroes Wear Capes” event on Friday, March 25, to connect current Stony Brook University students to women in the workplace to learn about challenges and issues facing women, as well as internship and job opportunities. The featured speaker is Janeen Johnson, enterprise manager for diversity, equity and inclusion at PSEG. 

After hearing from the keynote speaker, students will be separated into breakout rooms with the SHEroes, representatives from more than 25 companies and organizations, to share their experiences being a woman in the workplace. The SHEroes will discuss the following topics with their breakout rooms.

Discussion Topics

  • Women Want It All: How does one manage work life balance and do you feel it affects career success?
  • Identity Intersectionality: I am a woman and I am … a person of color, LGBTQ, a specific religion, etc. How does this affect your experiences at work?
  • Cultural Differences in Women: What are the differences and how does it affect the workplace dynamic?
  • The Wage Gap: What is happening in your industry to decrease this gap and how can women advocate for themselves?
  • Being Assertive: How are strong women in the workplace treated differently than men? What do women need to know to navigate this situation?
  • Daring to Lead: Do women have a different leadership style than men? What are the benefits and/or challenges that come with this?
  • Breaking the Bias: What does it mean to you to break the bias?

“Not All SHEroes Wear Capes is one of my favorite events that we host at the Career Center because it is an opportunity for all Stony Brook students to learn about important issues for women in the workplace and become inspired by stories from our employers,” said Kimberly Joy Dixon, director of employer engagement and diversity recruitment for the Career Center. “We are excited for this to be our largest SHEroes event yet. With over 35 SHEroes representing over 25 companies and organizations, we are thrilled to see such a strong interest from our employer partners to connect with Stony Brook students and discuss important topics facing future women leaders.”

Six student groups focused on women empowerment are serving as co-hosts for the event and will assist in facilitating it and supporting the breakout room discussions. The student group representatives also participated in a promotional video sharing what being a SHEro means to them.  

Student Group Co-Hosts

  • Leading Women of Tomorrow
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi
  • Women in Computer Science (WiCS)
  • Undergraduate American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
  • Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA)
  • Society of Women Engineers

Business casual or business professional attire is required. For more information or to register, visit Handshake.

For a full list of Women’s History Month events, visit stonybrook.edu/oma.

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