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.

The Art and Science of Negotiation
Please join for a special one-day workshop with Laura Maasdam, a founding partner of Sixth Wing, LLC. She is an executive performance coach and noted speaker on negotiation, communication, and persuasion. Click here to learn more and RSVP; space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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.  Seats are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Click here to sign up for the winter cohort or express interest in a future cohort.  An Office of Faculty Affairs staff member will email to confirm your regisration.

WAAM Winter Cohort 

Tuesday mornings from 8:00am – 9:00am on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, February 27
  • Tuesday, March 13
  • Tuesday, April 3
  • Tuesday, May 1

RSVP for the Winter Cohort

Past Programming for Women Faculty

  • 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

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