MTAWA Annual Meeting, June 6-9, 2019. Atlantic Station, Atlanta, GA

Third Announcement

The Mentoring neTwork for African Women in Academia (MTAWA) will hold a meeting of the membership in Atlanta, GA, U.S.A. on June 6-9, 2019. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Challenges and Opportunities for African Women in Academia”. The meeting will include breakout discussion sessions, research exchange, and a workshop on negotiation.

Research Exchange:

This session will comprise lightning (5-7 minutes) talks by participants on their areas of research or work and include presenters’ thoughts on opportunities for collaboration. Contributors should submit a title and 100-150 word abstract to by May 5, 2019. Abstracts will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Notification of acceptance will be sent on a rolling basis up to May 15, 2019 or until all available slots are filled. Presenters must register by May 15, 2019 to be included in the program. Distant Abstracts may be submitted by contributors from outside the US. These (distant) presentations will be in the form of videos prepared and submitted by the author(s) following acceptance of the abstracts.


The main goal of the workshop is to help participants develop negotiation skills. Additionally, information exchange will help participants to understand barriers and opportunities students encounter in networking with scholars, professionals and peers.

Issues addressed will include:

  • Identifying negotiables
  • Elements of a successful negotiation
  • Developing alternatives to an agreement
  • Handling difficult people and conversations
  • Listening to and appreciating different viewpoints
  • Developing long and short-term negotiating goals

 Target audience:

The meeting is open to all members of MTAWA and others who could be members of MTAWA including: African women with terminal degrees or equivalent qualifications in their profession; persons who through employment, professional attainments, education, or experience are interested in the advancement and success of African women; and, African women already enrolled in/seeking to enroll in graduate or professional programs.


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