The Art of Self-Reinvention: How to Future Proof Yourself

ACS Webinar

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once asserted, "Change is the only constant in life" and it is possibly more true today than it was during ancient times. From pandemics to economic upheaval to the dizzying pace of technological advancements, it can often seem overwhelming to just keep up with the speed of modern society. How can you be intentional and learn the art adaptation to elevate your chances of achieving successful transformations in work and life?

Join Alexa Dembek, Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer for DuPont and Fanny Frausto, Senior Scientist of The Clorox Company who have been right where you are and made successful transitions in their careers. Gain valuable insights as they delve into the strategic approaches they used to navigate the dynamic landscape of work in the chemical sciences and share personal anecdotes from the paths that illuminated their way to success. Register now and explore essential insights into the exhilarating yet challenging process of self-reinvention.

This ACS Webinar is moderated by Danniebelle Haase Research Scientist of Dow Chemical and is organized by Anna Sromek, Gloria Thomas-Fuller, and Lorena Tribe of the ACS Women Chemists Committee.

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What You Will Learn

  • Tips for identifying when it may be time to reinvent yourself 
  • How self-awareness and self-knowledge can help you through the process of reinventing yourself 
  • How to incorporate valuable strategies that work like the micro-step strategy

Additional Resources

  • Women Researchers at the Forefront of Crystal Engineering - Through this virtual issue, Crystal Growth & Design celebrates the contributions that women have made and will continue to make to the field. Thirty-eight first authors or corresponding authors who are cisgender or transgender women submitted information for inclusion in the virtual issue, and many of them wrote statements about their experiences as researchers in crystal engineering. Read the editorial now. 

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What an attendee said about this ACS Webinar!

Inspirational gems were shared by the panelists on navigating change management. Things that I will definitely put into practice.


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Alexa Dembek
Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer, DuPont

Fanny Frausto
Senior Scientist, The Clorox Company

Danniebelle Haase
Research Scientist, Wire and Cable R&D, Packaging & Specialty Plastics and Hydrocarbons, Dow Inc.

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