November 7, 2021
Subject: 2021 MEG Virtual Mentoring Event for Junior Female Economists
We hope this email finds you well.
Though we had to postpone this year’s meeting until next year due to the on-going pandemic, we would like to continue the MEG tradition of the mentoring workshop for junior female economists virtually. It will be on Saturday, December 4 at 11am-2pm ET.
Since this will be virtual, we are planning an informal three-hour event with
- Introduction of all participating mentors and mentees. Many of our dedicated MEG mentors will participate.
- Panel discussion with six mentor panelists representing six different types of career opportunities for economists. Panelists include
- Gee Hee Hong (International Monetary Fund)
- Kirstin Hubrich (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)
- Anna Mikusheva (Department of Economics, MIT)
- Kosali Simon (School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University)
- Xin Tang (Amazon)
- Nora Traum (Department of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal)
- Break-out sessions with field-specific mentors (for four broadly defined fields: empirical macro, empirical micro, micro-econometrics and macro-econometrics).
We hope this virtual mentoring event will continue the MEG mentoring tradition of providing an opportunity for junior women in our profession to interact with established senior mentors, with the goal of building substantive and long-lasting intellectual relationships, some of which may turn into opportunities for collaboration.
If you are a junior woman (an advanced graduate student or junior economist less than 6 years after obtaining your PhD) and want to attend this mentoring event, please let us know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Of course, all female economists, including seniors, are welcome to participate.
Details on the event will be provided at the website
We look forward to meeting you at the mentoring event.
Yoosoon Chang, MEG Coordinator