Written by Adriana Bankston
I hope that what we have accomplished this past year as an organization will encourage others to step out of their comfort zone and follow their own path towards something they care about.
In the previous post, I focused on my own personal perspectives on leading JSPG, and how I navigated being a first time CEO. I realized that passion is really a driving force for me, and JSPG has provided that opportunity for me to find something that really gets me up in the morning and makes me want to continue going even when things are tough.
The idea of driving change itself is important to define for a given organization. What drives you as a leader to make change, and what kind of change do you want to see? Sometimes this means having a very focused direction, and saying no to many other things. In addition to having a limited time within any given leadership role, thinking about what you want your legacy to be is important.
I am privileged to lead the journal at a time when we are approaching JSPG’s 10 year anniversary, which provides opportunities to highlight our accomplishments. In the past couple of years, we have grown considerably in terms of the number of volumes published, ways to showcase published authors at events and in the media, spoken about JSPG in various avenues, and expanded internationally in many aspects.
A few things I’m proud of as an organization include:
Finally, I’m also personally proud to have spoken at meaningful forums about policies to support early career researchers, and for the opportunity to delve more deeply into developing the future science policy workforce through a fellowship awarded this year.
I’ve felt deeply honored for the opportunity to serve as JSPG CEO over this past year and look forward to the future. I also hope that what we have accomplished this past year as an organization will encourage others to step out of their comfort zone and follow their own path towards something they care about.
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