In a week, many of you will be traveling to or have arrived in Denver for ESA 2017. This year the Women in Entomology Breakfast is featured as a Sunrise Session on Monday 6 November from 6:30–7:45 AM in the Hyatt Regency Altitude II. It costs $23.13 inclusive of tax and gratuity. To help support student and postdoc attendees, Dow AgroSciences is once again generously providing vouchers. We gratefully celebrate their fifth year of support for this event., which encourages networking, mentoring, and collegiality among established entomologists and those who are students or beginning their careers in the field. A major goal of this event is to retain women in entomology and inspire them to become leaders.

We will once again feature "birds-of-a-feather" topic tables and we are looking for volunteers to anchor (arrive 10 minutes early to welcome attendees as they choose where they'd like to sit) tables. Please contact me if you are interested in volunteering. Many topics need more than one anchor.

Among the career-oriented topics are

Self Employment/Small Business
Professional Society Opportunities
Science Policy
Diversity & Inclusion
Building your resume: Publication, postdoc, service
Professional ethics
Outreach/Social Media
Open (no set anchoring topic)
Museums & Collections

Cross-cutting nearly all of these topics and unfortunately in the news, are issues of sexual harassment and assault in professional settings. Ento-AlliesESA's Code of Conduct, and a new grass-roots #MeToo, #IHearYou, and #NeverOK movement (booth in Exhibit Hall) are featured at #EntSoc17. While the first two apply strictly to our meetings, the grass-roots group has a broader mission that extends to the workplace.

Hope to see you in Denver!!

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