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Diversity Networking Event: Not All SHEroes Wear Capes, March 26

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The Career Center is hosting an online diversity networking event, “Not All SHEroes Wear Capes,” which will 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 Megan Mulligan, site controller for Amazon.

SheroesAt the event on Friday, March 26, from 11 am to 2 pm, each professional will have an opportunity to provide a one-minute “commercial” to groups of six to eight students that will address one or more of the topics listed below. Recruiters from that company will then share information about internships and full-time jobs. Students will be able to rotate to two to three professionals during the course of the event.

“Our annual SHEroes event is an incredible opportunity for female Stony Brook students to connect with and be inspired by female leaders across all industries,” said Kimberly Joy Dixon, Director of Employer Engagement & Diversity Recruitment for the Career Center. “Creating empowered female leaders is the core mission for this event and I am excited to bring opportunities to students at companies and organizations who value diversity. Leading up to the event, we are working closely with our SHEroes and female student leaders on campus to develop important discussion topics for the event related to being a woman in the workplace. Students will leave this event feeling confident that they are prepared to start their careers and become SHEroes themselves in the future.”

Discussion Topics

  • Women Want It All: Work-life Balance / Does it affect career success?
  • The Identity Intersections: I am a woman and…..LGBTQ, Person of Color, Religious Beliefs: How does this affect my 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?
  • She’s 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? Benefits and obstacles related to the differences

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

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