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Special Seminar: Dr. Nancy Gray, President and CEO, Gordon Research Conferences

Nancy Ryan Gray
May 30, 2018 - 9:00am
Chemistry Gazebo & Sapp Center

Agenda:

10:30am, Gazebo      Power Hour #1: "Culture-Change Begins at the Frontiers"

1:30pm, Sapp 115    Power Hour #2: "Culture-Change Begins at the Frontiers"

4:30pm, Sapp 114    Seminar: "The Keys to Success ... Are Somewhere at the Bottom of My Purse"

About the Talks

Nancy Gray Talk

Above: Audience members wave to the camera while attending Nancy Gray's talk in the Sapp Center Lecture Hall (Photo Courtesy of Nancy Gray)

"Power Hour #1: Culture-Change Begins at the Frontiers of Science" | 10:30 am, Chemistry Gazebo 

GRC has had a longstanding commitment to promoting women in science as well as a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate behavior at our conferences.  However, to fully address the challenges women continue to face in science, GRC believes formal discussion within its conference communities was also required to create lasting change.  This session highlights how GRC has created a new forum for conversations about inclusivity within its 350+ communities, strategies for addressing harassment and inappropriate behavior at scientific conferences, and the culture change needed to support women throughout their scientific careers.

"Power Hour #2: Culture-Change Begins at the Frontiers of Science" | 1:30 pm, Sapp 115

GRC has had a longstanding commitment to promoting women in science as well as a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate behavior at our conferences.  However, to fully address the challenges women continue to face in science, GRC believes formal discussion within its conference communities was also required to create lasting change.  This session highlights how GRC has created a new forum for conversations about inclusivity within its 350+ communities, strategies for addressing harassment and inappropriate behavior at scientific conferences, and the culture change needed to support women throughout their scientific careers.

 

Special Lecture: "The Keys to Success ... Are Somewhere at the Bottom of My Purse" | 4:30 pm, Sapp Center Lecture Hall

The title of this presentation should suggest that I am clearly not an expert on the keys to success.  Nevertheless, the presentation highlights my circuitous career path, a few of the “lessons” I have learned over the past 30 years, and the “things I know now” but “wish I’d known then.”

About the Speaker

Nancy Ryan Gray is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of the Gordon Research Conferences.  Nancy received her B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 1981 and her Ph.D. in Fuel Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University in 1985.  Prior to joining GRC, Nancy served as the Director of Membership at the American Chemical Society and as a Research Specialist in Organic Chemistry at Exxon Production Research Company (now Exxon/Mobile).

Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of Ligand Pharmaceuticals.  Ligand is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing or acquiring technologies that help pharmaceutical companies in drug discovery, early-stage drug development, and product reformulation.  She is also the recipient of the 2013 Providence Business News Industry Leader Award for Non-Profit Organizations.  Nancy is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the American Chemical Society.