Presenting Yourself with Confidence

Thu, Oct 28, 2021, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

In collaboration with the Gender + Sexuality Resource Center, alumni will discuss how they approach presentation in professional settings as it relates to gender-normative clothing, body size, and industry standards/expectations.

During this program, you will: 

  • Learn about expectations in different fields and techniques to manage them 
  • Hear from alums about instances when they lacked confidence due to body image/sexual orientation/gender identity and how they managed it 
  • Get advice on how to assess workplace culture and the importance of a work environment that enables employees to feel welcome and included.

Alumni Bios:

Heather Rae Martin '07 has over a decade of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry including roles at Mylan (now Viatris), Amgen, Mallinckrodt, and Pfizer. Heather Rae is a Director at Syneos Health Consulting, specializing in life sciences. They also have nonprofit experience as a part of Reaching Out MBA, Inc.’s national board and joined the Board of Trustees of Princeton FFR/BTGALA in 2018. Heather Rae always enjoys the opportunity to speak about their career path, the importance of inclusive workspaces and the intersection of science, business, healthcare, equity and diversity.

Roger Q. Mason '08 (they/them) is an award-winning writer, performer and educator known for using history's lens to highlight the biases that separate rather than unite us. Mason's playwriting has been seen on Broadway at Circle in the Square (Circle Reading Series); Off and Off-Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, New Group, The Fire This Time Festival, Dixon Place, American Theatre of Actors, Flea Theatre, and Access Theater; and regionally at McCarter Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Victory Gardens, Chicago Dramatists, Steep Theatre, Serenbe Playhouse, Theatre Rhinoceros, Open Fist Theatre Company, EST/LA, Coeurage Theatre, Rogue Artists Ensemble, Son of Semele, and Skylight Theatre. They are an honoree of the Kilroys List; the recipient of the Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award; the Fire This Time Festival Alumni Spotlight, and the Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producers Award; and a finalist for the Geffen Writers' Room, Lark Playwright's Week and the Screencraft Play Award. Mason's films have screened at the Outfest, Bentonville Film Festival, Outshine Film Festival, and the Pan African Film Festival. They've been recognized by the AT&T Film Award and Atlanta International Film Festival. Mason holds degrees from Princeton University, Middlebury College, and Northwestern University. They are a member of Page 73's Interstate 73 Writers Group, the co-host of Sister Roger's Gayborhood podcast, and the co-founder/lead mentor of the New Visions Fellowship for Black Trans and Gender non-conforming playwrights.