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MBS Women's Leadership Initiative (edited by Sue Weston and Karen Bemis)

The MBS Women's Leadership Initiative organized this The Douglas Project event to share our experiences as women working in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry with female undergraduate students from Douglass Residential College. Planning and executing this event changed our understanding of what it takes to be a leader.

What’s Holding Women in Life Science Back? Our Encounters with the Impostor Syndrome, Stereotypes and other Barriers.

After listening to several TED Talks during the Communications & Leadership course, seven MBS women employed in the healthcare profession were inspired to act. We joined the MBS Women’s Leadership Initiative, a sisterhood which educates and empowers women in science and technology jobs.  Our class assignment for the “demonstrate your personal best leadership” project developed into a program to educate future women leaders.