CBW 2015


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SUP’COM organizes in collaboration with COACh:

Career Building Workshops for STEM Women scientists

10-13 November 2015, ISET’COM Amphitheater

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 Sponsored by:

The Elsevier Foundation



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« The advancement of women in science presents a significant opportunity to develop science in countries around the world. Based in Tunisia, this program is designed to provide early-career women scientists with training in neglected career-building topics which are critical for career advancement. Partnering with the US COACh program, the Engineering school of communications in Tunis will provide 240 women scientists across Tunisia with six-day workshops offering training in grantsmanship, publication in quality journals, leadership skills, persuasive negotiation, communication techniques, scientific presentation design and delivery, career launch and advancement, self-promotion and mentoring for success and network building.

The goal of the project is to enable Tunisian women scientists to acquire the skills, knowledge, techniques, and attitudes they need to successfully navigate their careers. It also provides a relevant bridge between COACh, a multifaceted and tested US career-training model, and the North African context.

Dr. Rim Cherif of the Engineering School of Communications of Tunis University said: « We will do our best to ensure that our project serves as a model for the future, much like the democratic transition of Tunisia has for other emerging countries in the region. » »

The scope of the workshop is to strengthen various skills such as effective leadership, Art of effective proposal writing, career launch and acceleration as well as publish research results in peer reviewed journals.

Day 1: Publishing Research Results in Peer Reviewed Journals & proposal writing

Day 2: Communications & Career Launch and Acceleration, Scientific presentation

Day 3: The Art of Effective Negotiation and mentoring

Day 4: CV review and panel discussion


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Prof. Geraldine Richmond, Founding Director of COACh, President Elect, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon, USA.

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Prof. Nora Berrah, Professor and head, Physics Department, University of Connecticut, USA.


Program-1Click here to download the program


Program chairs

Dr. Rim CHERIF, Associate professor at Iset’Com, Researcher at  Sup’Com

Prof. Mourad ZGHAL, Professor at Sup’Com, President of the Optical Society of Tunisia STO

Prof. Geraldine RichmondFounding Director of COACh, Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon, USA

Organizing committee

Dr. Rim CHERIF, Associate professor at Iset’Com, Researcher at  Sup’Com

Dr. Youssef MAJDI, Assistant professor at Faculty of sciences of Tunis, Treasurer of the Optical Society of Tunisia STO

Dr. Ryma ABASSI, Assistant professor at Iset’Com, Researcher at  Sup’Com

Ms. Imen AZZOUNI, Network technician at EDTIC Sup’Com

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