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PWC Events 2017-2018

Color Yourself Calm
Description: After reviewing the feedback you provided us in the PWC Member Survey, we found many people are interested in networking and wellness initiatives. With that, we are excited to share that we will be hosting an evening of wellness and networking entitled Color Yourself Calm! In an effort to connect with other members of the PWC and partake in the popular relaxation activity of mindful coloring, we invite you to join us to chat and de-stress.
When: November 13, 2017 from 4:30-6pm
Location: S1-123, University Campus

A Dialog: Thoughts about Leadership from a Women's Perspective
Times are a changing, or are they? Between the rapid advances in science and technology, a chaotic political landscape and the emergence of multiple generations of women working together; it is time to take a step back and examine the myths and realities of women’s experience in the workplace. . . Join us alongside the speaker for this event, Dr. Marianne E. Felice, former Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
When: November 29, 2017 from 12-1:30pm
Location: UMMHC Front St Office (For those at other locations, this is a great opportunity to take a little field trip over to another site and meet other members of the PWC!)

Dress for Success
Description: We are excited to continue UMass' annual Dress for Success fundraiser in the Spring of 2018. While the event will take place on the University Campus, we will have collection pickups at many of our affiliated sites. This event requires quite a bit of coordination, so we will be looking for volunteers to help sort the clothes and set up ahead of time. 
When: March 23, 2018
Location: Old Lobby, University Campus

Women’s History Month "Nevertheless She Persisted: Women in American Medicine—and at UMass Medical School"
Description: Join us for Women’s History Month as we celebrate "Nevertheless She Persisted: Women in American Medicine—and at UMass Medical School." Our Featured Speaker is Ellen More, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, UMMS. Dr. More will present on the obstacles women have faced—and overcame—in the U.S. in the fields of medicine and biomedical sciences. Drawing on the research from her new book on the history of University of Massachusetts Medical School, Beating the Odds, she will also describe how professional women at UMMS took up the challenge of overcoming gender disparities. 
When: March 27, 2018
Location: Faculty Conference Room, University Campus

Book Discussion: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor
Description: In reviewing The Happiness Advantage, we will learn about different stress management skills/techniques as well as ways to develop professionally.
When: April 12, 2018
Location: S2-352, University Campus

Color Yourself Calm - the Encore!
Description: We were asked to host another Color Yourself Calm event due to the amount of interest! In an effort to connect with other members of the PWC and partake in the popular relaxation activity of mindful coloring, we invite you to join us to chat and de-stress.
When: May 22, 2018 from 4:30-6pm
Location: Faculty Conference Room, University Campus