Networking Lounges


Developed by the ASCO Professional Development Committee, the Women’s Networking Center offers a space for Annual Meeting attendees to gather, discuss, and attend informal panel discussions related to pertinent issues that affect women in oncology. Scheduled programming will be planned throughout the Annual Meeting. Take advantage of this casual setting to connect with professional women in oncology.


  • Friday, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM (CDT)
  • Saturday, 7:30 AM-5:00 PM (CDT) 
  • Sunday, 7:30 AM-5:00 PM (CDT)
  • Monday, 7:30 AM-5:00 PM (CDT)
  • Tuesday, Closed


View the schedule for the Women's Networking Center, organized by date, time, session title, and description. Additional resources can also be viewed in the iPlanner or downloaded as a PDF

Saturday, June 2

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  Impact of Life Transitions on Your Career A discussion about balancing career transitions and life changes with tools to manage key transition points in a woman’s career.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Women Supporting Women A conversation about obstacles to supporting other women and why it is important to do so.
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM  Female Leadership: Presenting Your Brand What is a brand and why is it important? A discussion about different perceptions of female leadership and how that can impact brand. 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  Negotiation Skills: Getting What You Need The art of negotiating throughout your career. Panelists will provide real-life examples of what worked and what didn’t when they negotiated salaries and positions.
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Using “No” to Get Ahead Not even superwomen can do everything. Women in the field discuss how and when they have said “no”.

Sunday, June 3

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Overcoming Bias  Navigating conscious bias, unconscious bias, micro-aggressions, and everything in between.
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  Coffee Talk with ASCO’s Female Leaders  An open forum for women to ask questions, have conversations, and network with ASCO’s female leaders.

Monday, June 4 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Networking for Women in the Age of Social Media  ASCO Leaders, past and present, share the tips and tricks that they have learned throughout their careers.
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM  Clinician Resiliency and Wellness How to prevent burn-out and face the unique challenges that women may face.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  Promoting Diversity and Inclusion Attendees will learn what they can do to support diversity and inclusion. 
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Combating Sexual Harassment What does it look like and how to recognize it. A discussion about how to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.


McCormick Place, Room S502

Mentoring Office Hours

Mentoring Office Hours provide an opportunity to have a 30-minute one-on-one mentoring conversation with a female in the field of oncology. In May, women will have the opportunity to sign up with a mentor to make connections in the field, discuss professional goals, or ask career related questions. Discussion topics are decided by the attendee.