Women’s Academic & Leadership Development

A diverse Women’s Leadership Task Force was convened from October 2015 to June 2016 to assess the specific needs and challenges faced by BUMC women faculty and develop women’s leadership and career development programming. In response to a campus wide survey, focus groups and individual interviews, the following programs are being offered with the goals of supporting the career development and vitality of women faculty, and promoting gender equity at BUMC.

All women’s leadership programming at BUMC is overseen by the Women’s Leadership Advisory Board

Professional Development Programs

  • Women’s Leadership Program (WLP)The WLP is a longitudinal program for women faculty in on the Boston University Medical Campus. The program uses self-assessment and reflection, experiential learning, and peer and senior mentorship to provide faculty with the tools necessary to navigate a successful career in academic medicine, and to foster leadership skills that enable participants to positively affect change from where they stand.
    • Applications for the 2018 – 2019 BUMC longitudinal Women’s Leadership Program will be accepted from March 19 – April 16, 2018.
  • Seminars 
    • Using your time wisely to achieve your career goals: Strategically saying yes and no
    • How to program for success as a mentee
    • Salary negotiation workshop for women
    • Graceful self-promotion through enhancing your BU Profiles page
Date Time Topic Facilitator Location
September 21st, 2016 4-6pm Salary negotiation workshop for women Kristina Desir, Boston Mayor’s Office Wilkins Board Room
March 23rd, 2017 12-1pm Using your time wisely to achieve your career goals: Strategically saying yes and no Josee Dupuis Evans 118
April 26th, 2017 12-1pm How to program for success as a mentee Emelia Benjamin Evans 118
May 31st, 2017 5-6pm Mentoring to increase your own academic success: how to make it a win-win Jane Liebschutz Wilkins Board Room
June 6th, 2017 12-1pm Mentoring to increase your own academic success: how to make it a win-win Jane Liebschutz Wilkins Board Room

Resources

  • Internal
  • Well-Being
    • Circles – Circles’ personal assistants have a wealth of knowledge and expert resources for finding, planning, buying, recommending, coordinating and delivering the right solution for the task at hand. No request is too big or too small.
    • Care.com – Care.com is an online service for FPF members to find pre-screened, high quality caregivers for: child care, adult or senior care, pet services and household services.
  • External
  • Recommended Reading
    • Peer-reviewed articles from the academic health sciences literature
      • Leadership
      • Unconscious bias
      • Work-life integration
    • Articles from the lay press
      • Leadership
      • Unconscious bias
      • Work-life integration
    • Lending library
      • List of books available to be borrowed from Robina’s office
    • Disclaimer: BU Library availability and subscription sign-up procedures