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The HFE WOMAN group is pleased to announce several upcoming events at HFES 2018!

1. Creating Amazing Leaders Workshop

Presented by: Haydee Cuevas, Kadie Mullins, Baron Summers, and Gaby Hancock

Description: Three elements for creating amazing leaders are passion to effect change, mentorship, and opportunity. The objective of this alternative format session is to promote the development of future leaders in human factors/ergonomics. Attendees will meet in small groups and engage in interactive exercises targeting each of the three elements and gain knowledge they can use to develop and apply their leadership skills.

2. Women’s Leadership in HF/E: Past, Present, and Future Panel

Presented by: Gaby Hancock, Kim Stowers, Ellen Bass, Nancy Cooke, Haydee Cuevas, Valerie Gawron, and Nancy Larson

Description: The objective of this panel is to discuss professionalism and leadership in human factors/ergonomics as they pertain to women in the field. Hancock and will introduce the panel and its role in the HF/E Women’s Organization for Mentoring and Networking’s larger campaign to foster professional development for future leaders. Audience members are encouraged to come prepared with questions.

3. Mentors, Mentees, and Building a Board of Directors: The Big Questions in Personal and Career Development Through Mentorship

Presented by: Kadie Mullins and Haydee Cuevas

Description: Whether you are aiming for career advancement, academic accomplishments, or a more engaged or balanced personal life, a team of quality mentors can help you achieve your goals. Research tells us having more than one mentor, which we refer to as a “personal board of directors,” yields greater long-term outcomes. This alternative-format session addresses what effective mentor- and mentee-ship relationships look like, how to identify potential mentors, and how to be a mentor to others.

4. Women and Power: Claim It and Aim It (A Talk for All Humans)

Presented by: Laura Steffen

Description: A strategic goal of HFES is to increase diversity across the Society, including membership, participation in conference and publications, and leadership. In support of that goal, the Education Division is pleased to announce a special session aimed at fostering awareness, increasing understanding, and sparking discussion about women and power. Many women relate to power as negative or destructive, even avoiding the use of the word when speaking or writing. In this compelling, interactive talk, Steffen leads attendees in examining power with a sense of curiosity and offers tools to reframe our relationships to power. Attendees will explore types of power that are available to people and how they can use power to more equitably and effectively lead, influence, and do good in our work and in the world.

5. The Annual HFE WOMAN Luncheon

Register to attend the 3rd HFE WOMAN networking luncheon, which will take place on Thursday, October 4th, 2018, from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM at the Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia. All are welcome!

Interested in expanding your network of female colleagues? Do you enjoy trading career stories, learning from other women, and making new friends? We expect a mix of HF/E professionals who work in academia, industry, and government, alongside students from Ph.D. and Master’s degree programs.

Seating is limited. Tickets are $15 for students or $20 for professionals (includes processing fees). Reserve and purchase your ticket here.



Once all times, dates, and locations are finalized, we will update this blog post. For questions or comments related to this post, please reach out to Lexi Neigel at alexis.neigel@gmail.com.