Workshop: Responding to Systemic Racism

A workshop hosted by the Women in STEM Leadership Council on responding to systemic racism led by Shawn Maxam, the Senior Associate Director For Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Princeton University. 

Events from Spring 2021

WSTEM (Women in STEM Leadership Council) and MAVRIC (Men’s Allied Voices for Respectful and Inclusive Communities) co-facilitated a discussion about The Mask You Live In and its implications for creating a safe, healthy environment for all genders at Princeton.

Discussion questions included: What about the film resonates with our experiences, and what surprised us? How do we continue to perpetuate restrictive concepts of masculinity in the classroom, research lab, and club/sports environments? What actions can we take to promote less restrictive gender identity norms on campus?

Events from Summer 2021: Self Defense Workshop

The Princeton Women in STEM (WSTEM) Leadership Council hosted a virtual Self-Defense Workshop for graduate students to practice physical / verbal assertiveness and boundary setting. The workshop’s goal was to empower students with physical, mental, and verbal self-defense strategies, including socially acceptable self-defense strategies, navigating power dynamics in academic/workplace settings, and disabling techniques derived from jujitsu. The course was taught by Self Defense Instructor, Anika Sproull.

Events from Fall Semester 2020: WSTEM Networking Event

The Princeton Women in STEM Leadership Council hosted Professional Networking Event for Graduate Women to develop mentorship networks for graduate women in STEM! The goal of the event was to introduce graduate women to female faculty and postdocs in their department and other STEM departments, highlighting women at higher levels of academia in STEM fields that could provide graduate school advice and possibly serve as mentors.