Building Connections

This Theme centers around networking with other moms in proteomics careers to exchange ideas, discuss challenges, and develop a community.


  • A lack of mothers in leadership positions is a barrier to providing role models
  • Integration of professional and personal lines, especially during the pandemic


  • Joining initiatives (e.g., Moms in Proteomics, Females in Mass Spectrometry)
  • Attending events and workshops (e.g., Women in Science: Development, Outreach, and Mentoring [WISDOM])
  • Engaging in conversations with peers and sharing ideas (e.g., coffee hour, seminars)
  • Encouraging and supporting mothers (e.g., award nominations)