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Dear Women Faculty,

I hope you all had a wonderful summer and wanted to make you aware of upcoming events of the OWISM!

Leadership Program for Women Faculty

We recently graduated our third cohort of the LPWF in June, and certainly our community of women leaders is growing! We have attached a list of our recent graduates.  We have just selected our fourth cohort and the 2012 program will begin in October, I have attached the list of participants in this cohort and I anticipate that we will see many of these women in leadership roles over time! This year our cohort will include faculty from outside of the School of Medicine. We have faculty attending from the School of Nursing, the School of Public Health, as well as the School of Engineering. I believe this diversity will further enrich our class and will allow women leaders to emerge across the entire University.

Emerging Women Leadership Program

We are also in the  process of graduating the first cohort of the Emerging Women’s Leadership Program. Forty of our talented junior women faculty will complete the program in November. Attached is a list of our upcoming 2012 EWLP graduates. Our next cohort will be selected this Fall and we will be soliciting applicants early next week! If you think you would be interested in participating, please email the for an application.

Information and Conversation Session

The Office of Women in Science and Medicine is hosting its next “Information and Conversation” Session on Friday, October 5, 2012, from 12:00PM to 1:00PM in the School of Medicine West Room located in the Turner Concourse. This session entitled “Mentor Mentee Relationships” will be facilitated by Julie Freischlag, the Chair of the Department of Surgery.

This session will provide important insights into how to make the most of your relationships and be successful at the SOM. This session is open to all women faculty. Bring your lunch.  Beverages and dessert will be provided. If you would like to attend, please reply to the owism@jhmi.eduand indicate that you are responding to this specific session.  

Work/Life Intersection Series

The Office of Women in Science and Medicine will hold an interactive session on “The Elementary School Dilemma” on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, from 12:00PM-1:00PM in the West Room located on the ground floor of the Turner Concourse. This is part of a series for women faculty and staff to discuss issues surrounding work-life intersection.

The session is in collaboration with the Office of Work, Life and Engagement and will be facilitated by expert Rebecca Reynolds, Director of the School Search Group. She will give an overview of the private, parochial and public school options in the Greater Baltimore region. This session is open to all women faculty, and staff. Bring your lunch.  Beverages and dessert will be provided. If you would like to attend, reply to and indicate that you are responding to this specific event. 

OWISM Speed Mentoring

The OWISM Is initiating a new and exciting speed mentoring program. This program was piloted in the Spring and we are planning to have 2 sessions this Fall.  The purpose of this program is to allow our more junior women faculty, (Mentees -Instructors and Assistants) the opportunity to meet more senior women faculty, (Mentors - Associate and Full Professors) in an interactive forum to discuss various issues and concerns related to their professional careers. We plan to have 4-5 one hour sessions each year.  Each hourly session will have an overarching theme, and during these sessions, mentors will have the opportunity to interact with 4 distinct mentees.  Mentors will meet with each of their assigned mentees for 10 minutes and address a specific question raised by the mentee in the content area of the session.  We are still looking for additional mentors and mentees-so please contact the if you want to learn about this program!

Other Programs of Interest

In addition to OWISM events-there are many events both on and off our campus which are of interest to our women faculty!

I have just received information about the inaugural Women in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Lecture on Monday 10/15. All faculty are welcome, and please make an effort to attend this important event!

  I was asked to distribute information about this upcoming seminar.

I also wanted to make you aware that the AAMC is presently recruiting for their mid-level career course.

Now Accepting Applications!
December 1-4, 2012
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Austin, TX

The AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar is a three and a half-day program designed for women primarily at the associate professor level and early stages of a professorial appointment. Assistant professors may be considered based on experience. The seminar is for physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments and holding leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution.

The program goal is to provide protected time to allow further honing of the knowledge and skills needed for the leadership journey in academic medicine. The seminar covers skills related to the formation and use of teams, central to effective collaboration in various mission-critical activities. Workshops feature leadership topics, such as managing conflict productively, communicating effectively, and developing productive partnerships. Career mapping sessions focus on mentoring participants’ strategic thinking about career and leadership development. CME credit is available for eligible participants.

APPLY TODAY! An online application must be completed and received by the program committee by Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 12:00 am EST. For more information and the online application, visit Act early! Late applications will not be considered.

Program: Elizabeth Coakley,, 202-862-6235
Logistics: Chanel Ricks,, 202-828-0892
Application: Debra K. Hollins,, 202-828-0671

For Your Interest

I also wanted to share with you some of the most commonly watched Tedtalks and some other great articles which I think will be of interest to you!

13 most viewed TED talks of all time:

Article in the Huffington Post – “Women on the Rise in a Male-Dominated Field”:

How Stereotypes Can Drive Women To Quit Science:

Are You As Busy As You Think?

Among Doctors, Too, Women Are Paid Less

Hope you enjoy this and I look forward to seeing many of you at upcoming events!