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The Essential Role of Mentorship for Women in Science
Thursday, February 15, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: National Webinars

Have you ever wondered about your network of colleagues or wish you had more mentors in your life? If so, this webinar is for you. 

Led by Tamara L. Greenfield King, J.D, this webinar will discuss the importance of mentorship for women in science. Attendees from all career stages will gain insights into the strategies that foster a fruitful mentor-mentee relationship and propel you toward success. 

Key Takeaways

  • Define the distinct roles and value of mentorship in the sciences. 
  • Explore how to initiate a valuable mentorship and actively engage with mentors to enhance your professional networks
  • Discuss methods to ensure your mentors are the right fit for your continued growth and enhancement of your career

WATCH THE RECORDING (You must be an AWIS member. Join today or contact [email protected] for group screening information.)

Meet the Speaker

Tamara L. Greenfield King, J.D., serves as the Senior Associate Vice Provost for University Life at the University of Pennsylvania. Greenfield King supervises the following departments: Career Services, Naval ROTC, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Office of Student Affairs, Platt Student Performing Arts House and previously six Cultural Resource Centers. She is a lecturer in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her arrival at Penn, Greenfield King worked at Washington University in St. Louis for 20 years, where she served most recently as Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Support and Wellness for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. At Washington University, Greenfield King oversaw the Habif Health and Wellness Center, which provides medical, mental, and pharmaceutical services as well as outreach and prevention programming; the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center; and the WashU Cares and Students of Concern Behavioral Intervention Team. She also directed services to first-generation and low-income students, addressing needs related to food, shelter, clothing, housing, and health insurance. She was the first African American National President of the Association of Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) from 2009-2010. She spent 9 years as a member of the ASCA Board of Directors. She has authored several article and chapters related to student conduct administration, social justice and restorative practices, Title IX, and diversity equity, inclusion and belonging within collegiate leadership. Greenfield King taught Civil Pretrial Practice & Procedure at Washington University’s St. Louis School of Law for nearly 15 years. She has also been an adjunct faculty member at Webster University (St. Louis, Missouri), The Pennsylvania State University (Lehigh Valley Campus, Pennsylvania) and Northampton Area Community College (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania). Prior to transitioning to higher education, Greenfield King practiced law from 1988 to 1998. Greenfiled King served as the first African American Assistant District Attorney in Northampton County, Pennsylvania from 1992 to 1998. She grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor's degree from Penn State University. She has three adult children.