What is Voices?
Voices is a networking and professional development conference hosted annually by the State College Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) for students, post-docs, faculty, and professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fields. Since 2005, the Voices conferences have provided participants with opportunities to interact with others from different backgrounds and experiences as well as provide them with information to help achieve their academic goals and have a successful work-life balance. The participants have the opportunity to find out how various women and men in the STEM fields handle their education, career, and personal life. The breakout sessions and panel discussion groups offer time to share ideas, successes, and struggles with other students, post-docs, faculty, and professionals. Evaluations from previous years showed that 100% of the participants were glad they attended the conference and many found it to have exceeded their expectations.