“女科技工作者全球领导力提升计划"Global Leadership Development Program for Women in STEM (GLDPWIS)是由中国仪器仪表学会承接的中国科协”一带一路智能传感与物联网合作联盟“（以下简称联盟）项目发起，旨在选拔具备领导力，并意愿积极参与国际科技事务的女性科技工作者。
Section One:July 2,2021
Speaker: Peggie W. Koon, Ph.D.
Title: How to Successfully Lead Change
Did you know that if you're a woman working in a STEM field, you are already poised to be a member of change leadership in your organization? Now you're probably saying but I'm just an engineer, or I just manage a small group, or I am the junior member of my automation team, or I'm just an instrument tech.
Well, your "title" or "position" does not make you a leader, especially as it relates to organizational change.
When it comes to leading change, oftentimes the change effort begins with change agents in the trenches - with the people closest to the change – those who "see" or "envision" the change and understand how making a change will benefit the organization.
But "seeing" the need for (or the opportunity to) change can be fruitless and discouraging if you don't know how to move your vision from "seeing" to "seizing" that opportunity presented by the change.
In this session, we will discuss key foundational skillsets every successful member of "leadership" or change agent must have to successfully lead change.
Section Two: July 8,2021
Speaker: Wei Cai, Ph.D.
Title: Own Your Career Development: Challenges and Opportunities
There have been many studies about challenges for woman at workplace. Despite progresses made in advocating and advancing women at workplace overall, women in STEM field have their unique challenges. In this session, I will share with you some observations and statistics about women in corporations and offer suggestions on how to build your career by establishing your brand and leveraging organizational support.
Section Three:July 15,2021
Speaker: Jan Peters MBE
Few people can put their hand on their heart and say they have never suffered imposter syndrome or self-doubt. Even the most senior women in the UK Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering have been heard to say – "someone always believed in me more than I believed in me". While there is no simple solution for Imposter Syndrome, there are strategies to help us navigate our way to be authentic and rewrite the inner narrative that feeds our self-doubt. While for some Imposter syndrome is an infrequent visitor, brushed aside with a strong self-talking to, for others it can be debilitating, preventing us from speaking up at important moments. This session explores strategies to draw on and help you believe in the real you.
Section Four: July 22,2021
Speaker: AshleyHuderson, Ph.D.
Title: Succeeding in STEM: how to create safe spaces to learn and thrive in STEM
The ability of nations to provide a growing economy, strong health and human services, and a secure and safe nation depends upon a vibrant, creative, and diverse engineering and science workforce – one that better reflects the collective experience of the country itself. What mechanical engineers (ME) and mechanical engineering technologist (MET) do, and how they do it, constantly changes as boundaries of the discipline expand and professional expectations increase to serve an increasingly global marketplace.
The practice of engineering is undergoing significant change. The number of students pursuing mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering technology degrees is increasing (Anderson, 2018). However, the percentages of women in both fields remains low (Blasick, Valle, & Leonard, 2012).
Increasing the number of women in mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering technology will require overcoming significant barriers currently in place in both the preparation for these majors and the culture of the ME and MET workforce. Issues such as increasing undergraduate support and retention, focusing on public awareness and marketing, developing stronger professional skills, offering richer practice-based experiences, and shifting culture and climate for diversity, equity, and inclusion are all key components in increasing the number of women. Despite these low numbers, the women who do persist in STEM do so using various tactics and techniques.
Safe spaces are environments that allow individuals from similar identities to feel comfortable sharing their STEM experiences. In this section, we will discuss these tactics and approaches that women in STEM use to thrive in STEM.
Section Five: July 29,2021
Speaker: Eliane Karsaklian, Ph.D, HDR
With the internationalization of companies around the world, it is imperative for women to be cognizant of their strengths and find their ways to contribute their ideas and skills. By bringing their hard and soft skills to the business environment, women should secure their position in working internationally.
Women will integrate a diverse team of international professionals by adding a particular perspective to negotiation and management. Based on scientific research conducted by prominent international academics and linking the basic laws of physics with culture, the training will open up to a myriad of possibilities women working on STEM will be able to seize in the international market place.
The training will be open with two situations experienced by Dr. Karsaklian. One of them incolves a Chinese woman who took the lead in a successful negotiation with two international men (one American and one Australian). The second one involved a Brazilian woman facing a team of French men looking for an international agreement between their respective companies. Based on these illustrations, we will understand the role of woman in the international business settings.