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CFAES Gender Initiative Symposium

Feb 16, 2016, 8:30am - 3:00pm
Friday, February 5, 2016
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

You are cordially invited to attend the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Gender Initiative Symposium on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. This symposium, Your Career on a Continuum: Building the Skill Set for Your Lifelong Journey, is the first event of a new task force under direction of lead faculty Dr. Sandra Velleman with support from the CFAES Office of Equity and Inclusion.  Among other goals, the Initiative will work towards the retention and advancement of women’s careers in the agricultural and natural sciences. 

The symposium will consist of various sessions delving into topics such as career challenges and alternative options, work-life balance, conflict resolution, and the tenure process.  One main highlight will be the keynote address, The Crooked Path, by Dr. Christine Daugherty, VP of Sustainable Food Production for Tyson foods.  The main location will be in the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center Auditorium in Columbus, and there will be a remote viewing location with facilitators in Fisher Auditorium in Wooster. 

While we hope you are able to attend the entire symposium, you are welcome to join for smaller portions as your schedule permits.  The event is free-of-charge and will include a continental breakfast and lunch to those pre-registered.  Pre-Registration is required at no later than Friday (2/5).  For more information, please contact Sandy Velleman ( or Jared Morrison ( with questions or concerns.

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