Advice for the Next Generation of Women
In this video, SfN past presidents share their advice for rising female neuroscientists. SfN President Diane Lipscombe offers three guiding principles for women early in their careers:
First, “Believe in yourself. Don't listen to other people's views about what they think you are capable of. You know what you're capable of.”
Second, “Find those people who are going to support you. Search them out. Build a peer group of people around you, people who are going to listen to you, who are going to believe in you and who are going to help.”
Third, “Work hard. There's huge satisfaction in working incredibly hard and then seeing the things that you've achieved as a scientist.”
This video is one of three in the SfN Presidents on Gender Diversity in Neuroscience interview series, part of an ongoing effort to increase all forms of diversity in neuroscience. Watch the other videos in this series, on the importance of gender parity and building a scientific culture that supports women.