Past Events

JUNE 2022

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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

What women of color bring to the workplace because of who we are frames our brilliance, contributions, perspective, ideas and actions and we can define that for ourselves!

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.

MAY 2022

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Mentoring Session

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.

APRIL 2022

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AERA SESSION

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.

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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.

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Women in Measurement 2022 Networking Reception

April 22, 2022

It was so wonderful to see many of you at our annual Networking Reception held last month in San Diego. Thank you to all those who attended, and a special thanks to those who spoke on behalf of our Women in Measurement 2022 Leadership Award Recipient: Dr. Barbara Dodd. This event was a beautiful tribute to her life and legacy.

FEBRUARY 2022

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Mentoring Session

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.

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Mentoring Session

CAREER TRANSITIONS – IN THE FIELD OF MEASUREMENT IN 2022

February 3, 2022

Forecasts for 2022 suggest this will be a year of ‘great resignation’, with many leaving their jobs for other opportunities. Such transitions may offer new and exciting pathways for growth and also feel a bit risky. Similarly, students on the verge of completing their graduate programs and looking ahead to the start of their careers in measurement face a range of options, each with its own set of pros and cons.

 

In this session, Dr. Ellen Forte will led a discussion among seasoned professionals who offered insights and suggestions for those considering career transitions. How should I compare my current and possible future options for my work satisfaction? For achieving my short- and long-term career goals? What does a ‘day in the life’ look like for an operational psychometrician? For an academic? For a mom on a career fast-track?

OCTOBER 2021

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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.

SEPTEMBER 2021

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Mentoring Session

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.

AUGUST 2021

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Mentoring Session

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.

MAY 2021

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A DEEP DIVE DISCUSSION ON MENTORING

May 13, 2021

Kadriye Ercikan facilitated a discussion among panelists and participants exploring effective mentorship strategies.

APRIL 2021

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Mentoring Session

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.