Webinar FAQs


Will this be recorded?

Yes! If you sign up, you’ll get a link to a recording in case you can’t make it.

Can I be anonymous?

You control your username on the Zoom platform and you are welcome to mute your video so no one can see you. You could also opt to listen to the recording afterwards.

What will you do with my personal info?

I will not share your name, email address or other information with another organization.

I’m male. I know you typically support women and gender nonconforming/non binary folk. Can I still sign up?

Yes! This webinar is for anyone who would like to hear an intersectional feminist approach to leaving academia.

I’ve not finished my PhD/haven’t ever gotten an academic position/don’t know if I’m a “real” academic. Can I still sign up?

If you feel like you’ve struggled to escape from the academic system, regardless of the letters behind your name or positions you’ve held, you’re welcome to join us.

Who are you?

Hi! I’m Beth, I’m the founder of the Athenas, a peer support community for women and gender non binary/nonconforming folk with a PhD. I work as a research consultant supporting scientists and technologists who want to learn how to conduct human centered research. I am also a writer and speaker.

I have a unique perspective on being a PhD outside of the academy because I have done research and taught classes both on and off the tenure track. I’ve worked in all kinds of organizations outside the academy: a government agency, boutique design agencies, a tech startup, academic adjacent nonprofits and a Fortune 100 firm.

After a few years of talking to folks who have left academia, I’ve learned a few things and these programs are the end result. I’m looking forward to meeting you.


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