Date(s) - 11/11/2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Leadership skills are absolutely necessary, even for scientists. In this session, participants will learn the difference between empowering leadership and controlling leadership. They will learn four specific ways to empower others. In addition, participants will receive guidance on how to advocate for themselves and empower others. Tools gained in this session can be used immediately, whether working in an office, lab, or virtual environment.


Disclaimer: This event may be recorded. If so, there is a possibility your image and or voice may be a part of that recording. If you do not wish for your image to be included please turn off your camera.



5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Program
6:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Q&A

Speaker Bios

Crystal G. Morrison, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO, EverRise

Dr. Crystal G. Morrison is a highly regarded scientist and leader who is passionate about developing people and organizations to their highest potential. She believes strongly that innovation is an act of leadership, not just creativity. With extensive experience across industry, academia, and national labs, Dr. Morrison knows what it takes to build and lead successful teams that create lasting value and bring products from concept to reality. 

Dr. Morrison holds a Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering and a B.S. in Chemistry. Following graduate school at the University of Michigan, Dr. Morrison was a Harold Agnew National Security Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and later became a staff member, team leader, and program leader before moving to Pittsburgh, PA. Since LANL, she has held successive leadership roles, including global R&D leader in a Fortune 500 company for 2 business units covering 11 unique market segments with over $2.5B in annual sales.

Outside of her work, Crystal enjoys adventures with her husband and three children. They are often found jogging and biking the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, walking in their Pittsburgh neighborhood, or working out at the gym.


Pricing Information

  • Members: Free
  • Limited Free Guest Registration (Non-member)*: $20

*To access the Member rate, please click here to purchase a WIB membership.


Note: Zoom meeting link and details of how to register for free virtual child care will be sent along with confirmation email, after registration has been completed.

Special Pricing

Members can register guests at member pricing.

Event Capacity



WIB-Pittsburgh: Learning to Lead – Empowerment and Advocacy