The Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) Leadership Committee will host quarterly sessions with various short-themed talks (ex. wellness, building your network, grantsmanship, etc.) that will be open to all members. The first session, “Creating your own personal Board of Directors: how to find a mentor and sponsor” will be led by Daisy Y. Shu, PhD, Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. The session will highlight the differences between a mentor and a sponsor and detail the importance of building a network to advocate for you.