SACNAS National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Digital Conference


Event Information



Thursday, October 28, 2021



Virtual Event




Attending the 2021 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Digital Conference? Don’t miss our session, led by ACS Scholars alum Eliza J. Herrero!

Promoting and Advocating for Your Career, presented by ACS on Campus

Self-advocacy is defined as the act of representing yourself or your views and interests. Harmless enough, right? So why do many of us resist self-advocating? Professor Jen Heemstra writes in C&EN that there are two main causes for this resistance – personality and socialization. Personality differences mean some of us feel uncomfortable or inauthentic if we are in the spotlight. Socialization and social pressures also come into play, particularly with women in STEM, and in certain cultures. If you were taught to take the back seat in terms of recognition, then self-advocacy feels like you are doing something wrong. But you aren’t doing anything wrong!

Gain a strong understanding of advocacy, the benefits of self-advocacy, and actionable strategies for successfully advocating for your career.

3-4pm Eastern

All attendees will have chance to win prizes!



Promoting and Advocating for Your Career

Eliza J. Herrero, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Minnesota; ACS Scholars Alumna