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About Erin Thomas

Erin L. Thomas, Gender Diversity Specialist, works to develop systematic approaches for the representation, development and advancement of researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers at Argonne while engaging both female and male staff. Dr. Thomas has a PhD in Social Psychology from Yale University, where she conducted research on race and gender perceptions in workplace, economic and social policy contexts. She also received bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and International Studies and a master’s of science from Yale.


Argonne’s Mentoring Blog provides opportunities for laboratory employees to discuss mentoring strategies and ideas with one another and enables employees to provide feedback and opinions on a variety of topics.

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Mentoring and Networking for Career Success

The workshop is free, registration is required Argonne’s Women in Science and Technology (WIST) Program presents a “Mentoring and Networking for Career Success” Workshop Friday, March 20, 2015, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Bldg. 240, Rooms 1404/1405. Registration Register by … Read More »

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AWIS-Chicago Networkathon on November 20

All genders are invited and welcome! Join the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Chicago Chapter for their Fall Kickoff Networkathon on Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 6-8PM at D4 Irish Pub & Cafe! Expand your network of Chicagoland STEM professionals in a speed networking format with topics including … Read More »

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Video of August 5 Professional Development Armchair Conversation w/Director Peter Littlewood

On August 5, 2014, Argonne’s Mentoring Exchange hosted An Armchair Conversation About Professional Development Opportunities and Challenges with a group of 50 employees from across the laboratory. The conversation featured Laboratory Director Peter Littlewood, Senior Organizational Development Specialist Laura Altergott (HR), Program Leader and Senior … Read More »

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The 4-1-1 on Argonne’s Mentoring Exchange

About the Mentoring Exchange The Argonne Mentoring Exchange was launched in December 2013 to provide high-potential mentors with skill-development workshops and networking opportunities that enable community building at Argonne National Laboratory. Cohort members meet bi-monthly and are expected to actively champion mentoring and … Read More »

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An Armchair Conversation about Professional Development Opportunities and Challenges

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2014 Outstanding Staff Mentor Award winner announced

Congratulations to Senior Nuclear Engineer and Technical Director Dr. Keith S. Bradley, the winner of Argonne’s inaugural Outstanding Staff Mentor Award! Read more about Keith’s mentoring philosophy and approach here and be sure to congratulate him in the Comments section below.

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Build Your Mentoring Dream Team/What Kind of Mentor Are You?

Mentees I’ve said it before and I’ll reiterate it here: You cannot expect one person to provide all of the resources you’re seeking to advance your career. A Mentoring Dream Team is an army of individuals who may not even … Read More »

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POSTPONED TO FALL 2014 – 2014 SWE Professional Development Conference at Argonne

Men and non-SWE members are encouraged to attend! Argonne National ​Laboratory ​is ​the ​proud ​host ​of ​the ​2014 ​Society ​of  ​Women ​Engineers ​(SWE) ​– ​Chicago ​Regional ​Section ​(CRS) ​ Professional ​Development ​Conference ​on ​April ​12, ​2014. ​ Engineering ​leaders ​and ​innovators ​will ​come ​together ​for ​a ​ full ​day ​of ​professional ​development ​at ​Argonne’s ​campus ​in ​Lemont, ​Illinois, ​to ​advance ​the ​conference ​theme ​of ​”Enabling ​Exchange ​to ​Drive ​Innovation.” The ​2014 ​SWE-CRS ​Professional ​Development ​Conference ​will ​convene ​thought ​leaders ​from ​industry, ​academia, ​and ​Argonne ​National ​Laboratory. Attendees ​will ​develop ​relationships ​while ​cultivating ​expertise on driving innovation and building strategic relationships. Professionals, postdocs, and graduate students will enjoy a choice of sessions from two conference tracks: Innovation & Patents … Read More »

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Inaugural Outstanding Staff Mentor Award – Call for Nominations

As a world-class laboratory that is committed to focused, mission-driven research, we must recognize the influential role that mentoring plays in the development of our workforce and success of our organization. The Outstanding Staff Mentor Award will recognize the efforts of … Read More »

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