MARCH 2023 – International Women’s Month Event Series
Women in Measurement Workshop
HOW CAN WE FACILITATE A WORK CULTURE THAT CENTERS A JUSTICE-ORIENTATION?
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 – 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST
In this session, Dr. Jennifer Randall, the Dunn Family Endowed Professor of Psychometrics and Test Development at the University of Michigan and the President of the Center for Measurement Justice will lead a discussion our definitions of justice (and injustice) as well as who is responsible for it in our communities, schools, and organizations. We will also examine our individual organization’s purpose, mission, and/or value statements to determine how/if justice shows up (or not) in their explicit commitments. Finally, we will discuss how we can leverage our individual and collective influence to demand a culture that centers justice at every decision-making point.
Fellow’s Research Update
PERSPECTIVES FROM LATIN AMERICA AND NIGERIA
Tuesday, March 7th, 2023 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
This webinar will feature the Women in Measurement fellowship program awardees, and provide perspectives about the status and social context for women in measurement from Latin America and Nigeria. Dr. Leslie Rosales will focus on career opportunities for women in measurement in Latin America including the realities and experiences of nineteen women. Dr. Njideka Mbelede will share valuable insights on how to strengthen research capacity of women in educational measurement in Nigeria to increase their participation and improve their visibility. Please join us for this engaging session and to support elevating international voices of women in measurement
Women of Color Mentoring Circle
BREAKING THROUGH MICRO-AGGRESSIONS WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR, SENSITIVITY & STRATEGIES
Wednesday, December 15th, 2022 – 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST
Interested in learning strategies for identifying breaking through Micro-Aggressions with humor and sensitivity? Join Maria Hamdani (Center of Measurement Justice), Angela Bahng (Curriculum Associates) and Janine Jackson (Center for Predictive Analytics) in a discussion practical strategies for addressing workplace micro-aggressions with assertiveness and a light-hearted approach.
WHAT THEY DIDN’T TEACH YOU IN GRADUATE SCHOOL
Monday, November 28th, 2022 – 3:30 pm EST
Join Maria Hamdani, Pohai Kukea Shultz, and Sue Lottridge for an in-depth discussion, facilitated by Ellen Forte, on Stuff They Didn’t Teach You in Grad School. This lively panelist discussion will focus on things they’ve learned on the job, things they wished they’d known earlier, and things they want more junior women to know. Lessons learned, wisdom and tidbits for navigating home/family/community settings and implications for careers will be shared. This will be a safe-space session where women will have an opportunity to interact with the speakers. We will be asking participants to share questions in advance. Please come ready to engage!
2022 NERA CONFERENCE
Thursday, October 20, 2022 – 3:00 – 4:30 PM EST
Join WIM Officers Fiona Hinds & Jennifer Dunn, WIM Board Member Ellen Forte, & WIM 2021 Fellow Jade Caines Lee as they share the story of Women in Measurement at NERA.
RESILIENCE & WELLBEING
Friday, September 23, 2022 – 3:30 – 5:00 PM EST
As women leaders, we tackle obstacles, navigate changes, strive to improve and recover from negative events. As we navigate our careers it is critical that we create balance in our lives which means fueling professional, emotional, and physical health.
Join Drs. Peggy Carr, Christina Cipriano, and Susanne Lane for an in-depth discussion on resilience and wellbeing. This will be an interactive safe-space session where women will have an opportunity to engage with the speakers in a small group setting. Please come ready to engage!
STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 – 4:00 – 5:30 PM EST
Drs. Katie McClarty and Luz Bay will share strategies they have used to develop and refine leadership skills as they navigated their impressive careers. They will reflect on what they learned from successful and challenging experiences. This will be an interactive safe-space session where women will have an opportunity to engage with both speakers in a small group setting. Please come ready to engage!
Women of Color Mentoring Circle
BEYOND INTERSECTIONALITY: DEFINING WHO WE ARE IN THE WORKPLACE… FOR US BY US
Thursday, June 23, 2022 – 3:30 – 5:00 PM EST
We have various experiences that include and go beyond intersectionality of identity, context and circumstances. Dr. Gerunda Hughes, Howard University, Professor Emeritus, Dr. Fiona Hinds, Cognia Senior Advisor and other panelists will facilitate a conversation about what we really bring to the table to expand the narrative of defining who we are in the workplace… for us and by us.
NAVIGATING THE TESTING INDUSTRY
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 – 3:30 – 5:30 PM EST
Dr. Ye Tong, SVP of Assessment Operations with NBME, will be leading this mentoring session. At this session, Dr. Tong will share her experiences working in the testing industry in the past 17 years and provide advice for people at various stages of their careers. This will be an interactive session, there will be an invitation for all participants to contribute to small group discussions.
Assessment in the Service of Learning for Culturally- and Linguistically-Diverse Students
April 23, 2022
Honorary AERA President Dr. Edmund Gordon brought together a group of young, talented scholars who are working to advance more equitable learning and assessment systems. In a session chaired by Dr. Susan Lyons, Executive Director of Women in Measurement, attendees will be heard from a selection of the 2021 Women in Measurement Research Fellowship Award Finalists who will be sharing their outstanding research related to assessment in the service of learning for culturally- and linguistically diverse students.
Coordinated NCME Session
Amplifying the Voices of Women of Color in Educational Measurement
April 23, 2022
Women in Measurement is proud to have had the work of three of our research fellows accepted as a coordinated session at NCME. The studies are designed to amplify the voices of marginalized women in our field, explore the representation of women and people of color on editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals, and examine the importance of mentoring for Black women and Latinas in graduate school.
Women in Measurement 2022 Networking Reception
April 22, 2022
IN PURSUIT OF JUSTICE: How Can Women in the Field of Measurement Curate and Elevate Social Justice Research and Practice in our Profession
February 22, 2022
As an organization committed to gender and racial equity in educational measurement, Women in Measurement seeks to identify and rupture systems of oppression that continue to haunt and manifest within our industry. In this interactive mentoring session, we will discussed/brainstormed ways in which, we (potential and current leaders in the field of measurement) can forge a new justice-oriented path that values, affirms, and sustains the sociocultural identities of all stakeholders through processes/practices that actively disrupt the racist, white supremacist patriarchy in measurement.
CAREER TRANSITIONS – IN THE FIELD OF MEASUREMENT IN 2022
February 3, 2022
WOMEN IN MEASUREMENT 2021 VIRTUAL NETWORKING RECEPTION
October 6, 2021
In October we hosted over 75 women at our first-of-its kind networking reception. In addition to topic-based discussion rooms, we were thrilled to honor Dr. Linda Cook with our 2021 Women in Measurement Leadership Award in recognition of her outstanding commitment to mentoring women in our field.
A DEEP DIVE DISCUSSION ON LEADERSHIP
September 23, 2021
Susan Lyons facilitated a conversation that explored concepts including finding a position with opportunities for growth, moving into a leadership position, strategies for effective leadership and considerations for women and people of color in leadership.
WOMEN OF COLOR IN MEASUREMENT
August 11, 2021
Fiona Hinds provided a venue for women of color to share and discuss their experiences in the measurement field including confronting racial and gender inequities and navigating the workplace.
A DEEP DIVE DISCUSSION ON MENTORING
May 13, 2021
Kadriye Ercikan facilitated a discussion among panelists and participants exploring effective mentorship strategies.
EXPLORING CAREERS IN MEASUREMENT
April 22, 2021
Jennifer Dunn hosted our inaugural mentoring session where the panelists discussed different career paths in our field. Each of the panelists has experience from at least two different sectors of our field.