Programming for Women Faculty

The Office of Faculty Affairs hosts a variety of programs and speakers that relate to women’s issues and offer insight into specific challenges women face in academia as well as offering advice and tools to navigate the climate.

Inclusive Leadership: Leave No (Wo)Man Behind

Please join for a special lecture with Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, Medical Director of the Brain Injury and Stroke Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann. She is also an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Compliance, Quality, and Patient Safety in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the McGovern Medical School at Houston. 

Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez will examine the impacts of implicit bias on careers, discuss strategies for finding and nourishing mentorship opportunities, as well as how to develop skills to be an effective and inclusive leader in healthcare. Please RSVP here.

Women Advancing in Academic Medicine (WAAM)

The goal of WAAM is to build readiness for the promotion of women Assistant Professors in clinical departments (MDs) by engaging in a series of career development exercises, facilitated by senior women faculty leaders.  The curriculum is based on the book, Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever.

The program consists of a series of four required meetings.  

For more information about the WAAM program, contact the Office of Faculty Affairs at

Autumn Cohort 

Fridays from 12:00pm – 1:00pm on the following dates:

  • Friday, October 12
  • Friday, November 2
  • Friday, November 16
  • Friday, November 30

Click here to RSVP

Past Programming for Women Faculty

  • The Art and Science of Negotiation
    Laura Maasdam, a founding partner of Sixth Wing, LLC.  Laura is an executive performance coach and noted speaker on negotiation, communication, and persuasion. 
  • Managing Conflict in the Workplace
    Jeanne Brett, PhD, Professor of Dispute Resolution at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management
    Co-Sponsored by the Department of Medicine Women’s Committee and The Office of Faculty Affairs
  • Authority, Voice, and Influence
    Rena Seltzer, MSW, President of Leader Academic and author of The Coach’s Guide for Women Professors Who Want a Successful Career and a Well-Balanced Life
  • Combatting Burnout: A Focus on Physician and Scientist Wellness
    Maryam Siddiqui, MD, Assistant Professor-Obstetrics & Gynecology, Peggy Mason, PhD, Professor-Neurobiology, and Helen Te, MD, Associate Professor-Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
  • Creating a Culture Conducive to Women’s Academic Success and Work-Life Balance
    Alyssa Westring, PhD, Associate Professor of Managment at DePaul University