Working with the Opposite Gender

Working for, Working Beside, and Leading the Opposite Gender

Should a young professional woman's behavior change when she reports to a man rather than a woman? Should a woman's interactions with male coworkers outside of work be chosen wisely? Is perception really that important? Have you ever found yourself asking questions like these? If so, this session is for you.

Please join us for an extremely interesting seminar session (with lunch!) as we learn how to professionally and successfully work for, beside, and lead the opposite gender.

Thursday, June 11, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Student Center (Bldg 104) Room 321

SWE will be purchasing boxed lunches from Highland Bakery for the first 20 RSVPs selecting to order a lunch. If you opt out of a lunch in the RSVP form or aren't one of the first 20 to sign up, you are still welcomed and encouraged to attend (and feel free to bring your own lunch!).

Paid SWE Members (registered through - FREE!
Students that are not SWE Members* - $3 cash due upon arrival to session

By RSVPing for food, money will be spent from a grant awarded to GaTech SWE. As a result, missing the session or not bringing the required fee (if applicable) after submitting an RSVP means that lunches will not be ordered for that person for the remaining summer series sessions.**

*Aside from FREE lunch, there are many benefits to becoming a paid member of SWE. Membership can be as inexpensive as $20 per year for collegiate members. Find out more details here!

**We understand that unexpected circumstances arise. We ask that if your plans change, that you notify prior to placing the lunch order, no later than Wednesday, June 10th at 8am.

About the Speakers:

Dr. Rosario A. Gerhardt

Dr. Gerhardt received her M.S. and Eng. Sc. D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University in NYC in 1979 and 1983 respectively. After receiving her doctorate, she worked as a post-doctoral research associate at Columbia and also at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. After that, she served as a non-tenure track assistant research professor at the Center for Ceramics Research at Rutgers University from 1986-1990. In January 1991, she joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech as a tenure track associate professor. She was granted tenure in 1997 and was promoted to full professor in 2001. Over the years she has supervised the research of over 40 M.S. and Ph.D. students who work in industry, national labs and as academic faculty after graduation. Prof. Gerhardt’s engineering research interests include determining the relationships between the underlying structure of materials (at the atomic, nanoscopic, mesoscopic, microscopic and macroscopic levels) and their performance in a given application.

She is the proud mother of two daughters who are engineers and graduated from Georgia Tech: one in 2005 and the other in 2010.