Past Events

EWIS Cafe Series

Students and mentor at the first EWIS Cafe.  

Oct. 9, 2015

These cafes serve as a safe space for young STEM women to have conversations over coffee on issues that STEM women encounter while as students and working professionals.  Interesting discussions that arose surrounded child bearing responsibilities, balancing the act of having a family and career, and finding supportive partners who will be allies to STEM women. 

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Changing the Status Quo for Women in Government

Students and mentors at the first Fall 2015 workshop. 

Sept. 29, 2015


  • Delaine Eastin, Former Superintendent of Public Instruction, California and
  • Ruth Asmundson, Former Mayor, City of Davis

Understanding and Navigating Bias and Microaggressions

April 20, 2015


  • Binnie Singh, Assistant Vice Provost, Office of the Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, UC Davis
  • Mikael Villalobos, Administrator of Diversity Education, Office of Campus Community Relations, UC Davis

Speed Mentoring/Networking

Karen Ross, Secretary of Food and Agriculture, CA, one of the mentors at the EWIS Speed Mentoring talking to students.  

Feb. 17, 2015


  • Ruth Asmundson, Former Mayor of City of Davis
  • Anna Ballard, Community Engagement Manager, Intel
  • Beth Broome, STEM Advisor to Provost Ralph Hexter, UC Davis
  • Robin Erbacher, Professor, Physics, UC Davis
  • Delaine Eastin, Former Superintendent of CA Public Instruction
  • Jennifer Garcia, Acting Lieutenant, UC Davis Police Department 
  • Amy Hoagberg, Director, Project Management, Blue Oak Energy
  • Linda Katehi, Chancellor, UC Davis
  • Charles Lee, CEO, Molecular Matrix
  • Hope Merritt III, Graphics, Perceptual & Storage (GPS) Enabling Sr. Manager, Intel 
  • Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • Amar Shergill, Trial Attorney, Shergill Law Firm
  • Binny Singh, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, UC Davis
  • Rochelle Swanson, Regional Account Manager, CTI Towers and Council member, City of Davis

Building a Successful Network

Students asking questions to the speakers on strategies to build successful networks.

Jan. 13, 2015


  • Dr. Ruth Uy Asmundson, Former Mayor of City of Davis
  • Alinia Asmundson, Manager, Intel Design-in Tools Store 

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Fall Networking

Chancellor Linda Katehi engaged with professionals during the EWIS fall networking event.

Nov. 24, 2014

Keynote speakers: 

  • Dr. Linda P.B. Katehi, Chancellor, UC Davis
  • Grace Davis, Director of Corporate Affairs and Sponsor of the US Girls and Women Program, Intel
  • Lois Wolk, State Senator, District 3, CA
  • Delaine Eastin, former member of CA Assembly and former CA Superintendent of Public Instruction

Meet and Greet with EWIS and ADVANCE Leadership

EWIS panelists encouraging first year STEM women graduates to find mentors early on in their academic program during the panel discussion.  

Sept. 26, 2014


  • Linda Katehi, Chancellor, UC Davis
  • Maureen Stanton, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, UC Davis
  • Karen McDonald, Faculty Director, UC Davis ADVANCE Program
  • Amandeep Kaur, Director and Co-Founder, EWIS
  • Erin Arms, Co-Founder, EWIS

The Art of Negotiation

From L-R: Carolyn Penny, Ramona Swenson, Martha Guzman-Aceves, Amandeep Kaur, and Erin Arms discuss how being a good negotiator can help lead to success--whether negoiating for a salary, resolving conflicts, or just navigating through every day life.  

March 5, 2014


  • Carolyn Penny, Director of Campus Dialogue and Deliberation, UC Davis
  • Martha Guzman-Aceves, Deputy Legislative Secretary, Govenor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
  • Ramona Swenson, Senior Consultant/Aquatic Ecologist, Cardno Entrix

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Diversity Dialogues on Graduate Education

From L-R: Jeffery Gibeling and Linda Katehi discuss enhancing retention and enrollment for women graduates in STEM.  

Jan. 28, 2014 

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