The National Science Foundation ADVANCE program hosts a series of professional development workshops for Ph.D.-level women in industry, research labs, consulting, or national labs who are interested in transitioning to academic careers in STEM. The workshop is called “On-Ramps into Academia.”
Their first workshops in 2009 and 2011 were a great success and already a number of their participants have accepted tenure-track or tenured jobs in academia and acknowledge the impact On-Ramps has had on their career. A press release about the program is at: http://www.washington.edu/news/articles/encouraging-women-scientists-in-industry-government-to-enter-academia
The third “On-Ramps into Academia” workshop will held October 14-16 2012. The workshop speakers will primarily be successful women faculty members who began their post-Ph.D. careers in industry, research labs, consulting, or national labs.
The lead speaker will be President Maria Klawe of Harvey Mudd College. Before entering academia, she was at IBM. She was recently profiled in the New York Times and is a wonderful advocate for women in STEM: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/science/giving-women-the-access-code.html?_r=3&scp=1&sq=klawe&st=cse
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until August 31, 2012 (or until they reach 30 participants). Registration is free and travel funding for airfare and hotel is available. General information about the workshop can be found here: http://www.engr.washington.edu/onramp/
Applications can be submitted at: http://www.engr.washington.edu/onramp/Application.htm