Past Panels

 Panel, August, 2016

Panel was organized by JCW members Janet Buckingham, Johanna Neslehova, Amber Puha and Paula Roberson.

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From left to right are the panelists Nicholas Jewel, Nandini Kannan, Charmaine Dean, Michael Kosorok, Martha Gardner and the moderator Johanna Neslehova.

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Effective Self-Promotion to Advance Your Career in Statistics

Invited Panel

Monday, 8/1/2016, 2:00 PM – 3:50 PM CC-W192b


Charmaine Dean, University of Western Ontario Martha Gardner, General Electric Company Nicholas P. Jewell, University of California at Berkeley Nandini Kannan, National Science Foundation Michael R. Kosorok, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Moderator: Johanna G. Neslehova, McGill University

Abstract: This panel will focus on how those pursuing statistical careers in academia, government, or industry can – and should – effectively promote themselves: avoiding self-deprecation, actively applying for grants, pursuing opportunities for giving talks and getting nominated for prizes, and persisting in spite of possible past failures. The panelists will address strategies for success, team building, and developing as a leader; give advice on how to navigate the peer-review system for publishing and promotion, and how to persist and be proactive when applying for funding. The panelists will also highlight the importance of visibility of statistical efforts in the interdisciplinary environment of industrial research. Last but not least, the panel will describe strategies for setting priorities in professional development, maintaining a healthy work-life balance, and cultivating a supportive work environment. Panelists will include faculty, researchers, and administrators, representing industry, academic institutions, and government funding agencies.

There will be time set aside for questions and comments from those attending the session.

Sponsors: Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences, Caucus for Women in Statistics, Committee on Women in Statistics, IMS, Royal Statistical Society, International Chinese Statistical Association, Committee on Career Development, Statistics Without Borders

Panel Discussion at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings

Sunday January 11, 2015, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences Panel Discussion
Effective self-promotion to advance your career in mathematics.
Room 203A, Convention Center
Christine Guenther, Pacific University
Patricia Hale, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Tanya Leise, Amherst College
Pam Cook, University of Delaware
Deborah Lockhart, National Science Foundation
Dana Randall, Georgia Institute of Technology

Five rules to keep in mind, from Dana Randall (written for women, but good advice for everyone!):

1. Say no.
But also say yes. Choose where you want to put time. Find opportunities that sound right for you and align with directions in which you want to grow. Be confident and concise when you say no, rather than giving the impression you just need convincing. Also be confident when you say yes.  Start out strong — first impressions last!
2. Ask for advice.
Engage others in your decisions.
This informs them of your activities, and they will be more invested in your success.
It helps you create your own community of mentors.
3. Observe behaviors.
Watch what works for other people’s careers.
Decide what works and what doesn’t for you:  (teaching, talks, self-promotion, etc.)
This is another way to find mentors.
4. Advocate for others.
We all end up ahead if we all look out for each other.
If you see someone ignored in a meeting, suggest we return to their points and discuss more.
It is often easier to advocate for others than for ourselves to identify and address inequity.
5. Be deliberate.
Be ambitious, confident and strategic.  Be smart about where you put your time.
Think about where you can make important and/or unique contributions
What contributions are going to help you along your chosen trajectory?
Ask for lots of advice, and then go for it!

Panel Discussion at the 2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings

panelists JMM 2014
Thursday January 16, 2014, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences Panel Discussion
Negotiating in mathematical careers.
Janet Best, Ohio State University
Christine Guenther, Pacific University
Amber Puha, California State University San Marcos
Rachelle DeCoste, Wheaton College
Peter March, Ohio State University
Tanya Moore, Building Diversity in Science
Catherine Roberts, College of the Holy Cross


Panel Discussion at the 2014 Joint Statistical Meeting

Negotiating in Statistical Careers — Invited Panel
Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences , IMS , Caucus for Women in Statistics , Committee on Women in Statistics , Committee on Career Development , Committee on Applied Statisticians , Isolated Statisticians , Statistics Without Borders , International Indian Statistical Association , Conference on Statistical Practice Steering Committee
Organizer(s): Janet Buckingham, Southwest Research Institute, Amber Puha, California State University, San Marcos, Paula Roberson, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Jane Ling Wang, University of California, Davis
Chair(s): Paula Roberson, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Abstract: Negotiating in Statistical Careers
Panelists: Nandini Kannan, University of Texas at San Antonio
David Madigan, Columbia University
Nancy Reid, University of Toronto
Kelly Zou, Pfizer


Panel Discussion at the Women in Statistics Conference

Friday May 16, 2104

Congratulations You’ve Got Tenure: Now What?

Panelists: Paula Roberson, U of Arkansas; Jane Meza, U of Nebraska