The Weizmann women in chemistry (WWIC) is a student forum for women in all stages of their scientific career in the faculty of chemistry. Our goal is to promote, encourage and expand the horizons of women in pursuit of professional careers in science, by building a supportive community and providing a variety of programs.
Our monthly-base meetings include:
- Professional development workshops – provide practical tools and develop leadership skills, confidence and management skills.
- Inspiring talks from leading speakers (both women and men) about topics such as work-life balance and personal stories.
- Providing a platform for open dialog on selected topics.
- Recreational activities.
To check out our upcoming and past events go to the event section.
For more information on our programs contact one of the board members.
Woman of the month - Dr. Raya Sorkin
Will talk about her unique path to become a PI in Tel-Aviv university including obstacles she had to faced while pursuing an academic career. Moreover, elaborate on the struggles she faced obtaining a new PI position.
Woman of the month - Dr. Elena Meirzadeh
Will talk about her inspiring story in the academia, the struggles she faced during her research and where she finds the motivation to continue pushing forward, and her unique experience applying to become a PI.
The Women’s Forum invites you to talk about Financial Management Ever wonder how not to spend too much? how to save money? and how to watch your living expenses…. We will talk with Dafna Peled about living expenses, risk management and financial targets. When: Monday, October 31st Where: Kimmelman building, room 412A 12:45 Light refreshments 13:00beginning of lecture You are all invited!
Ilana Eyal, Adv. the commissioner for Sexual Harassment complaints at the Weizmann institute will join us to talk about what is sexual harassment legally, what to do in case you got harassed and what happens once you apply a complaint, this is the place to ask any question you want,don’t be shy!
Founding your own start-up company!
In the next meeting we will host Dr. Ravit Netzer, a graduate student of the Weizmann institute that currently founding her own start-up company! Ravit will tell us about her deliberations, struggles and advantages choosing this path. The meeting is schedule on Wednesday, August 3rd at 13:00 At room 412A, Kimmelman building. You aremore than welcome to contact us for any reason, especially with new subjects to discuss or ideas for the upcoming meetings. See you soon! Jenny-Lee, Adva and Yasmin
At our meeting today we will host Dr. Michal Leskes, from the Department of Material and interfaces, at the Weizmann Institute. She will tell us about her path in academia, the challenges she experienced and what helped her overcome them. She will tell us from her point of view about aadvisor-student or employee-employer relationship and how to make career decisions that are right for you. Michal has rich experience in working for gender equality and she will share her insights with us as well. Prepare interesting questions for her! When? Today (Sunday), 3rd of July where? Room 412A Kimmelman Building Food? Delicious refreshments! We are looking forward to seeing you, men and women alike, Adva, Jenny-Lee and Yasmin
Microaggression & abuse: Reflections on violence in interpersonal encounters
woman of the month - Dr. Odeya Ben Yaacov
Join us to hear the story of Dr. Odeya Ben Yaacov, R&D manager at PharMedica Ltd. at Park Hamada. She will talk about her experiences at the industry and specifically at the knowledge she gained on how to do a successful interview and presenting yourself. הצטרפו אלינו לשמוע את סיפורה של ד"ר אודיהבן יעקב, מנהלת מו"פ ב PharMedica Ltd- בפארק המדע. היא תספר על החוויות שלה בתעשייה ובמיוחד על הידע שצברה על איך לעבור ראיון מוצלח ולהציג את עצמך בצורה הכי מחמיאה.
woman of the month - Prof. Daniella Goldfarb
Join us to hear the story of Prof. Daniella Goldfarb, You will have the opportunity to ask her questions and get inspired! הצטרפו אלינו לפגישה עם פרופ' דניאלה גולדפרב, היא תספר שלנו על הקשיים והחוויות שהיו לה במהלך הקריירה האקדמית שלה תהיה לכן הזדמנות לשאול אותה שאלות שמעניינות אתכן ולהתייעץ איתה.
Choosing my own path
Our speaker this month is Dr. Elena Meirzada, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Colombia University in NYC. Elena was born in Iran and moved to Israel at age 12. She completed her BSc in chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, followed by a direct track Ph.D. in the Department ofMaterials and Interfaces at Weizmann Institute of Science. During her graduate studies, she was awarded numerous prizes and prestigious scholarships, among them, the Dean's Prize and the Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize for an outstanding student, and the Israel National Postdoctoral Award for Advancing Women in Science. Elena will tell us about her inspiring story, the obstacles she faced along the way, and what made her decide to pursue an academic career. Join us on Monday, 15.2.21 at 14:00 via zoom. Zoom link: https://weizmann.zoom.us/j/94966428766?pwd=RVZKbkh3bjMxeFdHUmIxSWp3NUlnQT09 Looking forward to seeing you soon! Asya, Jenny-Lee and Shira.
Morning of inspiration!
Dear all, the Weizmann Women in Chemistry Forum is pleased to invite you to a Morning of inspiration! On Tuesday, 26.01.21 at 11:00 we'll meet on Zoom and Dr. Charlotte Vogt will join us to share her story. Charlotte pursued her dreams (Netherlands, USA, Israel) taking the road less traveled… We will havehalf an hour for Charlotte to share her story and afterwards we will have time for questions and discussion. Zoom link: https://weizmann.zoom.us/j/92944798144?pwd=dElMa3BFOUJYUEkyWWxYNXQrWk1Pdz09 Looking forward to seeing you there :) Jenny-Lee, Shira and Asya
Women in chemistry forum - Open of the year meeting
Dear all, We are pleased to invite you to a festive lunch for renewing the activity of the women’s forum. The Women in Chemistry (WIC) is a student forum for women in all stages of their scientific career in the Department of Chemistry. Our goal is to promote, encourage, and expand thehorizons of women in pursuit of professional careers in science, by building a social and professional network and providing a variety of programs. Come meet us on the lawn in front of the Kimmelman building at 12:00 on Tuesday, December 22nd. We’ll have lunch, introduce ourselves and get to know you, hear an uplifting talk from Dr. Meytal Eran-Jona, Gender, Diversity and Development Adviser of the Weizmann Institute, and of course finish with a special dessert.. You bring your lunch, we’ll bring dessert! Looking forward to seeing you there :)
Personal Counseling Services
The Weizmann Women in Chemistry Forum is pleased to announce the upcoming meeting on “Personal Counseling Services at the Feinberg Graduate School”. The meeting will be delivered by Ms. Orit Viterbo and Ms. Nirit Cohen Kraus, social workers at the Weizmann Institute. Where: Shlomo Alexander lounge, 2nd floor, Perlman building When: 6.11.19 14:00-15:00 Lightrefreshments will be served. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Starting a new year
The Weizmann Women in Chemistry Forum is pleased to invite you to the upcoming event “Starting a new year”! We will start with a Festive Lunch and then tell you all about what we are planning for the forum in the upcoming year and what does the forum has to offeryou, and more… Also, we will hear about Advancing Women in Science from our special guest: Prof. Lia Addadi! Looking forward to seeing you there and Happy Election day!
The imposter syndrome- Is it just me?
To be announced
Self-motivation and PI-student relationship
The Weizmann Women Forum of Chemistry is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop on “Self-motivation and PI-student relationship” with Prof. Maya Schuldiner. This meeting involves a peer discussion about challenges and motivation-loss during graduate school. Moreover, we will learn how to improve communication with your advisor or PI. Light refreshments willbe served. Looking forward to seeing you there and happy upcoming International Women`s day.
Worrying about an upcoming deadline? want to be more efficient? The chemistry women forum invites you to join the Mindfulness workshop given by Orit Raam from the mindfulness Israel center. In this session, we decided to focus on the trinity of body-spirit-soul. We all feel stressed and worn out sometimes; deadlinesloom ahead and sometimes we forget to stop and breathe. So join us to discover new techniques to improve our well-being and to incorporate them in our daily life.
4 Ways to get what you want
Ever feel your ideas are not being heard? Often we think we express ourselves clearly to those around us. But the reality is – we don’t. In this presentation you will: By Marisa Sarfatti, Speak easy facilitators, business communication specialist 4 Ways to get what you want •Understand your style of communication and other people’sdiverse styles •Learn to tailor your approach for different colleagues and speak to their specific needs •Get tools and tips for building valuable relationships within your research group, with your PI, and with external collaborators For improved Value: download your personalized communications ‘taster profile’!https://splash.luminalearning.com/or download the app from Google Play or App Store – Lumina Splash (Lumina Learning). 1. Please write your name 2. Click on the box ‘I am experiencing speed reading’ & write under Name of Practitioner ‘Marisa Sarfatti’
"Facing the challenges of graduate school" Kick-off meeting
Introduction meeting of the chemistry women forum, presenting aims and goals of the forum as well as an overview for the upcoming year. Workshop with Prof. Uri Alon on "Facing the challenges of graduate school"– in this workshop, we will discuss the potential challenges of graduate school and how to overcomethem efficiently.